Here’s my availability for the next 12 weeks.

Let’s work together while the weather is wonderful.

Mon – free 1130-230 and after 530
Tues – free after 11 am
Weds – free after 11 am
Thurs – free 1130-230 and after 530
Fri, Sat, and Sun – totally free.
And let’s not forget sunRISE sessions.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir/sensual photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and more. Contact him today at mknopp1@cox.net for your photographic needs or if you would like lessons.

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Heads up, Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads.

I’m heading back tomorrow and primed to do more sensual sessions.

Today is my last full day in central NY. Three weeks flew by so fast.

I’m re-energized and inspired to try new ideas. I’ll be back tomorrow and ready to rock out more sensual, boudoir, nudoir, bridal, maternity, baby bonding, nude, form, erotic, bondage, couples, and bdsm, at my place, your place, a suite at a high end hotel, or out on location like downtown, a farm, and more.

I am proud and thrilled to announce the return of the popular sunRISE beach sessions for those looking for something a bit more edgy. No one is around at that time so we can get quite a bit more daring. It’s not for everyone but it is something special for those willing to take a chance.

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The big misconception and the birth of a new concept.

“I’d love to do a session with you but I’m not as pretty as the models on your site.”

I’ve heard that comment more than a few times and it has been on my mind a lot of late. It has gotten to the point of radically shifting the way I work and given birth to a new campaign. Lets talk.

First of all let me just state that 85% of the woman on this site are not professional models. They are regular women, with jobs, and a lot have families of their own. They have never been in front of a professional photographer’s camera. They don’t know what to expect when they initially reach out to me.

Can you go through the images on this site and point out the occasional professional model? Can you find the moms of one, two or more children? Do the grandmas on this page leap out to you?

Even better. Can you point out the ones that have concerns about their current body style/shape? The ones that wish they were 10, 15, 20+ pounds lighter? The ones that are worried about their stretch marks showing? That wished these were bigger and that was smaller? The ones that lament the fact that they were 5’1 and not 5’10? Too many freckles? Scars? Wrinkles around their eyes and mouth? A Romanesque nose that stood out when they were in profile? A crooked, lopsided smile? Ears that stick out? The ones who were decades past their 18th birthday?

No? Well, that was a bit of a trick question because they all had one or more of those concerns. Every single person that I’ve worked with in my 25-plus years as a photographer have had concerns about their appearance. Every. Single. One. Let that sink in for a moment.

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Breanna wanted some images for that someone special.

The person that walks out of one my sessions is never the same one that walked in.

Recently Breanna was talking to a friend about doing a boudoir session for her husband who was on his way back from deployment. This friend had her own session with me a little while ago and suggested she should get ahold of me. After we exchanged a few messages and a Skype session, she decided to go for it.

Breanna had never done a session like this before and was understandably a little nervous. She was, like 95% of the women here, not a model. She had no experience in front of a professional photographer’s camera. She had no idea how to pose, what to do with her hands, where to look, what outfit showed her off, what expression was expected, et cetera.

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Justice’s and Rylan’s bonding session.

Babies are popping up all over this place lately.

Last week I posted images from my recent maternity session with Mary Helen. During that same week I had the opportunity to work with another mom. Justice and I have been talking for a while about working together but, as she lives in another state, it’s just been talk. Until, that is, last week when she was in town for a few days.

Naturally we had to maximize our short time together as she was only in town for four days so we got in two photo sessions – one boudoir and one at the beach. I’ll be posting images from our beach session at http://www.photosbymarkk.com in a few days so keep an eye out for those.

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Yes, today is April Fools Day but Brittany is no joke.

There is no real “season” for boudoir, bringing something unexpected to a session, and introducing “Noudoir”.

Here it is, April first. The birds are chirping, the trees are busting out (and leaving a mess on my car, I might add. Ugh.), and it’s warming up out there. It’s also that time of year when a young photographer’s fancy turns to thoughts of heading back outside for sessions.

Now, granted, I’m one of them. I simply adore holding portrait sessions outside, on location. I love it when the world is my studio. But that doesn’t mean I’m closing up the boudoir shop until the demand for intimate holiday gifts returns in the fall. Oh hell no. I shoot boudoir all year long.

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Brittany is ready for another round.

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Jessica’s sensual boudoir session.

My response to “The Letter” and the use of Photoshop in editing images.

When “The Letter” first broke on the web-o-sphere a while back I would get three to four links for it from friends and clients every week. I still get it on occasion. While I think the actual source may be questionable, I do believe it brought up important issues.

I’ve addressed those concerns in some form or another over several posts in a round-about way. Today I’m going to break a “rule” about boudoir blogging  (Always talk about the experience, never talk technical aspects. No one cares about the tech stuff) by talking about tech stuff. Specifically the use of Photoshop in “fixing” things.

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Jessica’s captivating green eyes.

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