Shawna updated her own boudoir photography blog.

We did a sensual session when she was here visiting family recently.

Shawna is a Byron, Georgia-based boudoir photographer who wanted to experience what it was like being the subject of a sensual session as well as celebrate recent life changes. Go to her blog here to read what she has to say about the experience and her message to others thinking about doing a boudoir session.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Contact him at mknopp1(at)cox.net with any questions you might have or to book your session today.

Miss Q is my Women Crush Wednesday submission for the day.

A hint of things to come.

First, let’s take a minute to appreciate the beauty that is Miss Q. I’ve been looking forward to working with her for almost six years and the results are stunning. More images from our recent session are coming soon so stay tuned for them.

Things have been hectic here for the past few weeks. Something is in the works that will, if goes through, radically change my life in a positive way. I’m not going to say what right now as I don’t want to jinx it. Stay tuned as I’ll know for sure by the new year.

Have no fear, though. I’m still booking sessions and have no plans to stop doing them. I feel my work has been evolving these past few months into something amazing and am excited to see where it goes.

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Miss H’s sensual boudoir session in Virginia Beach.

She wanted something special to give to her husband for their wedding anniversary.

Miss H found herself in a quandary. Her wedding anniversary was coming up and she was struggling for idea on what to get her other half. Nothing was standing out as a clear winner. She wanted something personal, that would mean something, and that her husband would cherish.

Then she hit upon the idea of a boudoir session.

She was intrigued with the idea as it would check off a lot of boxes. It would be personal, from her heart, it would be cherished, and it would be a chance to show off her hard work at the gym.

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New Dark Side images and a question.

 

Exploring new things and looks.

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. Life, as always, steps in whenever it wants without so much as a “If you please”. Also, as most of you know, a lot of my work in this area is “eyes only” to a special someone or for the client themselves. So, I offer my apologies for the lack of new images and offer up the following set for your viewing pleasure.

As you might have noticed, the look of this page has changed. I’m exploring new layouts. Looks that are more befitting the work presented. I want the entire site to be more unified, more cohesive to the idea of sensuality. There will be more changes as I wade through the sea of page layouts to find the one I like the most.

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Local fitness enthusiast/model Geraci J leaves me speechless after her boudoir session.

She proves that fit women are sensual women.

I make it well known that there is no “ideal” age or fitness level when it comes to doing a boudoir session. Everyone has the ability to create amazing images. All it takes is a little faith in the right photographer. I’ve made it my goal to show exactly that.

Geraci (https://www.instagram.com/juniper_geraci/) recently reached out to me about working together. She is a woman of a certain age. Don’t bother guessing, I promise you, you won’t get it. She’s also a fitness enthusiast who works hard to look like she does.

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The formula for a sucessful session is 5 percent looks and 95 percent attitude/spirit.

Christina was the make-up artist for another boudoir client. She liked what she saw so much she decided to have her own session.

Christina and I have known of each other for a bit. We were friends on Facebook as she is a make-up artist and local model but we never met face to face.

We started chatting more seriously when she was hired to do a client’s make-up for a boudoir session. We compared notes and shared ideas to make sure the client shined for her session. Needless to say that shoot went off without a hitch and the images were stunning thanks, in part, to Christina.

Our conversations shifted after that. She voiced a desire to have her own session which I was all for. She has a classic Hollywood look and she could pull off fun one moment and switch to smoldering immediately after that. I’ve always said that the formula for a successful session is 5% looks and 95% attitude/spirit. She has an abundance of both.

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Returning to Form.

It’s good to be home.

I love being a photographer. It is, in all honesty, my life. If I’m to be even more honest, there are certain topics that I love shooting more than others. I love working with people more than, say take traditional landscapes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good landscape. Working with people, however, reaches a deeper level of satisfaction.

For me, artistically, black and white form work is my personal acme. It is where I open up and do my best work.

Even the act of photographing it elevates my spirit to a higher plane. All the distractions and white noise of daily life fade away. My mind, which is usually a jumbled mess of a thousand things fighting for my attention at once, goes quiet. I am completely and totally in the present with my focus tuned into a patch of skin a few inches across but really represents it’s own landscape.

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