The dance between light and structure, tones and tension, goes on.
“I have…a terrible need…shall I say the word?…of religion. Then I go out at night and paint the stars.” – Vincent van Gogh.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan.
Those words are in the first book I’ve ever cherished – Sagan’s Cosmos. I’ve read that book several times and still have the original volume given to me as a birthday gift back in 1980. I was 12.
I identify with them when it comes to certain aspects of my personal photography – projects I do just for me. Things I look for when I have a need of religion. Fine art form, flowers, and a few other things. Images that are created for no other reason than to feed my soul.
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 email@example.com with any questions you might have or to book your session today.
The holiday season is in full swing but there’s still time to get a session in.
Today’s entry is going to be short as crunch time is here. Between working and the business there’s just not enough time in a day. I know you know what I’m talking about as I’m sure you’re just as busy. So, to answer some questions:
Yes, I’m still alive.
Yes, I’m still doing sessions. As most of the people I work with do not want their images posted online I am limited in what I can show here. That’s why today I’m posting images from a recent session with a familiar face, my great, beautiful, totally chill, friend Sarah. As always, I received clearance before doing so.
I couldn’t have had a better time and the images are amazing. Book your couples session today.
Doing a couples boudoir session has always been on my photographer’s Bucket List. The desire to capture the essence of a relationship in a sensual manner has always intrigued me both artistically and technically. Recently I had a chance to cross off that item on the list.
The main reason for the delay was that I wanted an honest relationship between two people. I didn’t want to fake it with actors/models as I feel viewers would see through the ruse. There would be doubt in their eyes and discomfort would be reflected in the way they posed. I want to capture true, unfettered, desire in its purist form. I wanted honest actions and reactions with no posing as they moved about.
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.
The creation of the Super Session and why mindset trumps numbers any day.
I have several big passions when it comes to portrait photography – fitness, beach, and boudoir to name a few. All have major appeal to me for a variety of reasons. Recently I had the opportunity to combine two of them into what I’m calling a Super Session. It was so epic that I had to split the resulting images into two blog entries as to not overload the viewers.
It was so successful, in fact, that I’m now offering Super Sessions to everyone.
Miss A. was conflicted when she contacted me recently for a session. She loved the beach and boudoir aspects but she lived almost 5 hours away in another state so making two trips here was a considerable obstacle. I was thinking out loud when the idea of coming up for a weekend and doing both in one day popped out. She could get here, do two sessions back-to-back, hang out, spend the night, and head back the next day.
When Mark first approached me about doing a form session I was not sure what he meant. He then sent me some previous work he has done and I was immediately intrigued. The photos of the Greek sculpture-like bodies drew me in. Although I was asked to do the shoot Mark, as usual, left me completely in charge. I was completely comfortable the entire time and excited to see the results…which were AMAZING! Seeing just body parts captured in that way is amazing to see. All the hard work from training of each little groove and cut was caught on camera. I’m already looking forward to the next one. – Amira
The human form is a thing of absolute beauty to me. I am endlessly fascinated by the way it works, how it moves and the million little details that are unique to each of us. To elevate a single form to a work of art is the ultimate experience in my eyes. Any chance anyone gives me to explore, document, and bring out the beauty that is the human body is chance I’ll gladly accept.