Miss K’s embraces her dark side.

It didn’t go as planned. Thank god.

Miss K is a good friend of mine and wanted to get a session in with me before I leave. I couldn’t say yes fast enough and we immediately set a date and time for our boudoir session. We made plans for images that we thought would show her off.  Good thing I don’t stick with them.

It became apparent that the session wasn’t firing on all eight cylinders. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, mind you, it was just that nothing made either of us go “ohhh” when we looked at the images on the back of my camera. We were doing the light and airy kind of images that I call “Light Side” boudoir. They were nice and all but there just wasn’t a connection to the style and the subject.

Even Miss K said she just wasn’t feeling it. So, I called a time out. We sat down, right in the middle of the set, and had a heart to heart. It was then that Miss K voiced her inner demon. She said she just didn’t feel as though she was pretty enough recently. I won’t go into the whole backstory here but that was the essence.

I looked at her, I mean I really looked hard at her and realized something. I saw this dark, sensual beast that would just eat alive one of the standard “Light Side” subjects. I told her this. She wasn’t soft, I said. She was a savage. I asked her if she felt that, deep down. She said yes. I said “Then let’s use it in the time we have left.”

Her reaction when I showed her the very next shot changed everything. “I look hot!!!!”, she exclaimed. Yes, yes she did. The transformation was swift and amazing. Suddenly there was this amazing, sultry, seductress that just pulled my camera in and wouldn’t let go.

The moral of this story? Don’t go against your inner self. Embrace who you are and let it shine for all the world to see or, at the very least, my camera. You will never, ever be disappointed.

Mark Knopp is, for now, a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton roads community and beyond. He will be moving to Clearwater, Florida soon. Contact him today at mark(at)sensualphotosbymarkk.com to book your session.

 

Miss W’s first boudoir session.

My first holiday boudoir session of 2017 and the introduction of the curtain of lights.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The temperature is dropping, Christmas lights are going up, and holiday boudoir sessions are in full swing. Miss W certainly got into the spirit of things with her recent yule-inspired boudoir session.

This year I’m introducing something new. I’m calling it the curtain of lights. If you know me, you know I’m all about the magical glow of Christmas lights. If I could, I’d leave them up all year. This might actually give me the opportunity to do just that.

Miss W was gracious enough to allow me to test out my idea during our session. I was so stunned by the results that I immediately ran out and bought more of them as soon as we were done. How much more? Well, let’s just say that I have achieved Clark Griswold levels as I’ve popped the circuit breaker a couple times already.

The results were amazing. I got several shots that I’ve never gotten before. The backdrop of sparkling, warm, luminous glow complimented Miss W perfectly. She was amazing. The session was light hearted and fun with hints of naughtiness that might have made Santa recheck his list.

So many ideas were generated by the session that we’ve already decided to go again to try and capture them. I actually went back out a third time to get more items to try those out as well. I’m seriously tempted to do ugly Christmas sweater shots, for example.

I still offer the other boudoir styles found here, by the way. We can do Light Side, Dark Side or a mix of the two. The holiday spin is just another layer of playtime that I offer. Whichever way you want to play, contact me today for your holiday session.

Mark Knopp is, for now, a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton roads community and beyond. Contact him today at mark(at)sensualphotosbymarkk.com to book your session before he moves to Clearwater.

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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Mrs C’s Virginia Beach fitness boudoir session.

Boudoir, in my mind, is a place where a woman can drop her mental and physical armor and just enjoy being a woman.

The best thing about doing what I do means I get to work with such a diverse group of people. I have yet had a “typical” boudoir session. Each of us is unique. We are perfectly, wonderfully, ourselves.

I’m not talking just about age, ethnicity, or size. I’m also taking about personalities. Which means, when combined with my desire to capture them simply being themselves, that no two sessions will ever be the same.

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Arianna’s seriously sensual session and, believe it or not, the Holiday season is fast approaching (gasp)

Why that should mean something to you and an idea for Super Sessions.

Arianna here was my first sensual session of the new season. I can’t think of a better way to start it off. She was fun and energetic, not to mention just downright stunning. We are already making plans for another go around.

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