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A hint of things to come.

I hope everyone had a great Thankgiving.

I’m visiting family and friends in upstate NY until Sunday. I just wanted to share some images from recent sessions that are currently being edited and will be posted soon. Stay safe, enjoy the weekend, and I’ll see you all on the flip side.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach- based portrait and fashion photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Contact him at mknopp1(at)cox.net to book your session today.

The Big Announcement.

Nothing ever stays the same.

Life’s always changing and we must keep up with them, lest we get left behind. As such, after much thought and reflection on several issues, I’ve decided that it’s time to move on.

On December 18th, I will be leaving Virginia and moving to Clearwater/Tampa, Florida. I think this is the best move for a variety of reasons – family, career, and myself.

As such, this is my last month here in Virginia Beach. If you ever thought about booking a session with me, nows the time to do it. Time is very limited. I plan to have all sessions wrapped up by December 4th so that I can have all edited images back to the clients and pack before the big move.

Mark Knopp is, for now, a Virginia Beach-based portrait photographer covering the Hampton roads community and beyond. Contact him today at mknopp1(at)cox.net to book your session while he’s still here.

Lindsey’s fashion photo session in Town Center.

She was visiting from Texas, wanted to reconnect, and get some new images done.

Lindsey and I have been friends since 2008 and we’ve done several sessions over the years. She moved to the Lone Star State a few years ago but we’ve remained in touch and we try to meet up whenever she visits. The stars aligned during her most recent one so we did our thing.

Since she was traveling light we were limited to what she could fit in her overnight bag. She is 100% a country girl so we decided to do a riff on that by shooting in Town Center. Sorta the “country girl in the big city” kinda thing.

More images after the break. Continue reading

Happy New Year, my friends.

2016 was great, 2017 will be even better.

Happy New Year, my friends. As I sit here reflecting on 2016, I realized it was actually amazing.

This was the busiest year I’ve had, photographically, in a long time. Between the portrait side, the boudoir side and the Women of Power project that I shot I have filled hard drives full of images. Last time I looked there were 50 folders of images generated in 2016.

A quick count shows that I worked with over 30 new people that I never worked with before. That’s amazing to me. I did my first ever couples boudoir session and my first transgender boudoir session. I can’t wait to do more. I developed new styles like Luminous, Light Side, Dark Side, Form, etc. I also started to publicize private and small group photo lessons.

2017 is shaping up to be even better. I’ve put out a Couples session promo and a Valentine’s Day boudoir promo. Check those out. I’ve recently purchases new props that are already being used and working out really well. I’m also working on a small studio space here for headshots, fitness, fashion, beauty, etc., when the weather isn’t co-operating.

Finally, I’m heading back to school to finish a degree that I started way back in 2004 but had to stop due to financial reasons. This will open up a whole new world of new images as I work on school projects.

So, for those that helped me be as successful as I was in 2016 I humbly, deeply thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you. Now hold on to your hats for 2017.

Mark

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