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.

Kristin B’s boudoir session at the beach.

 

She was in Virginia Beach for a weekend and wanted new images for her businesses and her herself.

Kristin and I have a history. I’m not exaggerating when I say that she was instrumental in making who I am today as a portrait photographer. You can read about that here. She was in town recently and wanted new images done for a variety of reasons. That included, for the first time with me, boudoir images.

The catch was that they only time she was available was Sunday morning before 8am and it had to be done at her oceanfront hotel room.

Challenge accepted.

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Kicking off the Holiday Season right.

Let’s do a Bewitching Halloween Boudoir Session.

Tis the season, my friends. No, not THAT season. I’m talking Halloween. A time where everyone can be who they want to be and add their own spin on it. And this season is a great reason to get a bewitching boudoir session in.

Angel, devil, superhero, witch, cartoon character, literary character,  et cetera. You name it, we can photograph it. Bring your Halloween costumes, or any sexy outfits you want, and come have a spooktacular time. We can photograph it here in studio or out on location.

The best part? You can do the session before going to a Halloween party. Get all done up, get your images done, and then head on out to the evening’s festivities. Two birds, one stone. Or you could opt for a stand alone session before things get hectic.

You could do a solo session, team up with your bffs, or do a session with your significant other. It’s all up to you.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Contact him at mark(at)sensualphotosbymarkk.com with any questions you might have or to book your session today.

 

 

Shawna updated her own boudoir photography blog.

We did a sensual session when she was here visiting family recently.

Shawna is a Byron, Georgia-based boudoir photographer who wanted to experience what it was like being the subject of a sensual session as well as celebrate recent life changes. Go to her blog here to read what she has to say about the experience and her message to others thinking about doing a boudoir session.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Contact him at mknopp1(at)cox.net with any questions you might have or to book your session today.

Shawna’s Virginia Beach boudoir session.

“Doing a boudoir session should be something you choose to do for yourself.” – Shawna.

Every boudoir photography site I’ve seen always starts out with the premise that you should do a boudoir session “for that special someone.” Well, you know what? I’m going to buck against that. You know what I think? I think the most important reason why a woman should consider doing a boudoir session is to do it for themselves.

You DO matter, you ARE worth it, and you ABSOLUTELY deserve it. Empower yourself.

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Naoma’s sensual session at Virginia Beach’s oceanfront.

She did it for herself, as should you.

Normally I would post some words about a recent session here in an effort to inspire others. This time, however, I’m going to let Naoma do the talking. Please follow the link below to read, in her own words, about why she decided to do a sensual session, and what she thinks of the whole experience. Then please come back to read my take and look at the images.

Naoma Doriguzzi’s Blog

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