Category Archives: Mom and infant bonding session

Welcoming Summer 2017 Sessions.

It’s time to head outdoors and create unique images that will be cherished for generations.

Yep, it’s time to take the show on the road. Time to hit local and regional locations to use as backdrops for your portrait session. While I love working inside, the great outdoors appeals to me in so many different ways. We use the power of different environments to add depth to a scene and to inspire us as we work.

Most importantly, we use it to awe the viewers when it’s all said and done.

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So let me take a moment to remind everyone what I offer. I have extensive experience in the following: Continue reading

Welcoming Spring back to Virginia Beach.

It’s been far too long since we last met. Here’s what’s in the works for the upcoming season.

In celebration of the death of Winter I’m posting some of the greatest hits from last year’s sessions. It is only a matter of time before we can head back outside and create even more magical images. I am not the same photographer that I was last season. I’ve grown skill-wise and want to stretch and use the new photographic muscles

On a personal level, I’m celebrating the impending arrival of a studio backdrop and other equipment in an effort to rebuild a small studio space at my place. I used to have one when I lived in upstate NY but it got destroyed in the move.

Having this small studio will allow me to create more fine art style images as well as fitness images, headshots, fashion and such. Recent forays into short video has shown a potential new route for me to take and this space will help with that. It also will become a default “Plan B” in case bad weather ruins a location session.

So, the future is looking bright. I hope you join me as I explore and grow.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia-Beach-based portrait photographer and teacher that covers the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Contact him today at mknopp1(at)cox.net for all your photographic needs.

It’s that time of year.

Gearing up for another portrait season outside.

Things are finally warming up out there which means a return to outdoor sessions. Personally, I’m counting the days until I can return to the beach and other wonderful locations.

I’m also building a small studio set up at my place in case the weather won’t cooperate or a client wants studio portraits done. I’m posting an image from a test run I did here recently.

That being said here’s a reminder of just what kind of portrait sessions I offer. These can be done on location or at my place:

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Tis the season.

Very limited available spaces.

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Let’s rock, people.

Coming back to Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads.

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

Heads up, Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. I’m re-energized and inspired to try new ideas. I’ll be back tomorrow and ready to rock out more sunset, fitness, fashion, beauty, urban, nutrition, Power, headshots, senior portraits, couples, engagement, small weddings, bridal, maternity, baby bonding, and boudoir/nudoir sessions. I am proud and thrilled to announce the return of the popular sunRISE sessions for those looking for something different.

I also provide small group and one on one photography classes covering all aspects of the genre from a beginner wanting to learn how to take better pictures with their cell phones on up to advanced topics like lighting, sports, portraits, working on location, off-camera flash, social media and much more.

Let’s rock.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based portrait photographer covering the Hampton roads community. Contact him today at mknopp1@cox.net for you photographic needs or for photography lessons.

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Here we are, squarely in the Quiet Season, but I’m still busy.

What’s been going on and what’s coming up.

I know it’s been a while since I’ve added anything here. It’s the down time of the year for photographers in this area. The weather outside has turned cold which limits anything down outside. Christmas is over so everyone has their fill of portraits and such. Valentine’s Day is upon us so the boudoir season is also winding down which means the demand for those images will be decreasing.

But that’s not to say that I’ve been idle. I’ve recently bought a video camera so I can hold Skype lessons with those that are interested in photography and modeling. I’m also working on weekly clips of five minutes or less about various topics in the business. I will add links here on this page to the relevant videos but all of them will be hosted on my own YouTube page if you want to see them all.

I’ve been updating my Facebook business page not to mention slowly updating my blog pages by deleting old images, streamlining things, unifying a consistent look to them, et cetera.

But that’s not the biggest news.

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Rebecca and Bjorn’s bonding session.

My first mom and newborn (newBjorn?) session.

Well, there’s so many “firsts” in this session. Up until this point my experience with babies has been limited to my nieces and their children. Which they were wonderful to work with, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a whole different level when someone outside your family approaches you for a session.

Rebecca and Bjorn's bonding session

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