Susie submits to her sensual side again.

She embraces my concept of what boudoir is all about.

Susie is what I would consider perfect. She is strong, independent, confident, fearless, and gives zero thought to what you think of her. She embraces exactly who she is, mentally and physically, and relishes it. She is a dynamo of sensuality.

When we team up, everything is on the table. She owns the place without hesitation and dares me to keep up. I have a hard time doing so but I try my best. At the end of our sessions I am exhausted, mentally and physically, but I know I have pushed my boundaries past anything I’ve done before.

I am a better photographer and person because of her and people like her.

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One thing every woman should bring to a boudoir session.

A corset is one of the most fabulous, versatile things that enhances every body type.

What is old is new again. I absolutely love it when a client pulls out one or more beautiful corsets for their sessions. Let’s talk about why you should have at least one yourself.

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Obviously, they are designed to make the wearer look great. They enhance the hourglass shape by making your waist look slimmer and tummy appear flatter. The overbust ones enhance the bustline. They are popularly used to get a body back to it’s pre-pregnancy shape. At the very least wear the corset to just feel sexy and glamorous.

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Anna’s birthday boudoir session.

She wanted something special for her boyfriend but be true to herself. Oh, and there was this cupcake.

Everyone struggles with coming up with a special gift for that special someone in their life. Anna, whom I’ve done a session with years ago, had an idea for hers and reached out to me to bounce ideas off of.

We talked about the usual things like outfits, what he liked about her physically so I knew what to show off, what she was comfortable doing, et cetera.

But then we talked about concepts to make it more about her, to bring her essence out in the images. My goal with any of these sessions is to bring out their personality in the images. To me, boudoir isn’t all about being a sex kitten. Far from it.

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Things are getting edgier here.

The following post might raise some eyebrows. That is my goal.

Sorry for the absence. The Valentine’s Day crunch took up all my free time. Mind you, I’m not complaining at all. I’m just now turning the corner and getting back to a normal routine of posts. Thank you for being patient. I hope the following was worth the wait.

I don’t think the images that follow should surprise anyone. The recent trend in my work has been more into the dark and mysterious. More visceral. More elemental. More sensual. There are so many paths to explore when it comes to sensuality. I’ve been fighting the urge to go down them but I’ve conceded that it is inevitable. So down the rabbit hole we go.

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Just an FYI.

I won’t have a blog update tomorrow.

I have to drop my sister off at the airport at 430 am – yes, that’s right – 430 am. I then have an appointment in Newport News at 8 that will take a good 3 hours. Following that I come home and start prepping for the first boudoir session of 3 set for the weekend. Needless to say I won’t have time to post.

Stay tuned for updates when I can post them including a new bdsm based session. I promise, you wont be disappointed.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Make sure to like this page so you’ll get alerts when it gets updated and leave him some love in the form of a comment. Contact him at mknopp1@cox.net with any questions you might have or to book your session today.

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My first session with Athena won’t be my last.

The best boudoir sessions happen when the client is just being themselves.

First – a little business. I’ve set aside next Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for last minute Valentine’s sessions. After that there will won’t be enough time to get the finished product back before the big day. Most spots are filled but there are a couple openings left for those looking to get one in

Now onto the fun stuff.

I had the great honor of working with Athena recently. She has a powerful presence that I just adore. She can flip from sweet and cute to “whoa, momma” and everything in between in a heartbeat. We talked about a session where, as it was the first time we’ve worked together, we could explore more of the softer side as a way to introduce ourselves to each other. If it went well, then we could explore further later on.

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The return of the sassy Miss T.

Announcing Celebration Sessions.

Miss T., a veteran of this site, was recently in town visiting family for the holidays. Time is always tight during such things so it was an honor when she reached out to me to do a session during her short stay.

As always, whenever we get together, I have all I can do to hold on and keep up as she is just a force of nature in front of the camera. She becomes this magical thing, I just try to document it as best I can.

During the session we chatted about a variety of things. I mentioned a concept that had been brewing in my head for a bit – Boudoir Celebration Sessions. She really took to the idea and gave me some invaluable insights.

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