My first ever couples boudoir session.

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.

Enter Sam and Chris.

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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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Sorry for the lack of a full update this week.

I’m moving this weekend.

Sorry, I won’t have a whole new set to post today as I’m currently surrounded by bins and boxes waiting for the movers. After everything is done and the dust settles I’ll start posting new work again. Until then here’s a sneak peek from my recent session with the amazing Fiona.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based portrait photographer covering the Hampton Roads community. Contact him at to book your sensual session today.

Fiona looking radiant in morning light.

Miss L’s sensual Throwback Thursday.

Going au natural with lighting one morning changed everything for me.

Sometimes it’s nice to unplug. I mean that both as a lifestyle but also photographically. Sometimes I get so caught up in the whole “Let’s add more light to this” frame of mind that I lose the natural moments that are provided. This image is a perfect example of turning off all artificial light – in this case speedlights – and just losing ourselves in the moment.

One morning I was working with Miss L on location in downtown Hampton, Virginia. After a series of images that included two or three additional light sources we took a short break. During this break Miss L was drawn to the window to watch the start of a new day as it washed over the city. I took one look at what was in front of me, grabbed my camera, and started to shoot.

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Miss L greets the start of a new day as she looks over the marina in Hampton, Virginia.
Miss L awash in golden light

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Sarah Anne’s first sensual session with me.

This is exactly why I love doing what I do with those willing to take a leap of faith.

I’m going to keep my mouth shut and let Sarah tell her story. Anything I could add would just dilute the message. So, with no further ado – I give you Sarah Anne.

I had my son in September of 2011. In early November of that same year, a routine pap smear came back abnormal. They did a biopsy and test came back positive for cancerous cells. In March of 2012, six months after having my son, I had surgery to have the cancer removed and thankfully have been cancer free since.

After being pregnant I have suffered with body image issues. I’ve never really been a small girl. I lack confidence so any shoot is nerve racking. Being in front of the camera, it’s so easy to get lost at all the imperfections of your body. It runs thru your mind causing nervousness and a mental block. You think does this make me look big? Can they see my stretch marks?

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