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Brittany and Dalton’s engagement session at First Landing.

He literally went the extra mile to propose to her.

Britany and Dalton are a fun couple. They reached out to me to photograph their engagement photos but they warned me they were looking for something a little different. They had me at “different.”

I’ll let Britany explain:

I’ve loved to run since I was 14. It’s a part of my life. Dalton has always hated running and would never go with me. I attempted to get him to go with me at least once a week.

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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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Danielle and Adrian’s First Landing engagement session

A match made in heaven.

I’ve known Danielle for a few years now as an outstanding co-worker. When she came to me about photographing her engagement session I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. We had a confab at a local bookstore where we went over ideas, outfits, styles, etc.

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Heather and James’s Engagement Session

My first time at New Kent Winery with this wonderful couple

Heather and James met through eHarmony early on in 2012. As Heather puts it “Our first date was the beginning of our forever. There was an instant connection.”

Soon after they introduced their children to each other and never looked back.

“It’s been a crazy journey but we wouldn’t change any of it,” says Heather. “In March of 2013 we survived our first deployment which proved we could get through anything together. Shortly after he came home he got down on one knee with all our kids and family present and of course I said yes! Now in only 3 short weeks we will begin a new chapter of our life together as husband and wife.”

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