On Posing:

When I signed up for a shoot I was petrified. I was nervous, shaking and had no idea what to do. You patiently coached me through it and by the end I was doing poses which came natural to me.

I have never been happy with the way I’ve looked but I have an indescribable passion for life and that is what you managed to capture. With other clients however, you capture their passion for modeling, their love for each other, their carefree nature etc.

What makes you unique as a photographer is that you seem to pinpoint a driving force within each subject and convey that in every picture. -Meg R.


Mark, I can’t wait to get down there and shoot with you again. I had such a blast last year and of course I love the pictures! We are starting to fight for vacation time at work and I better get it! I’m so glad we were able to meet up! I would recommend you to anyone!! -Shae R.


“My photography session with Mark Knopp was exceptional. He captures beautiful, creative images while providing a fun and enjoyable experience. He made me feel extremely relaxed and was respectful of my comfort boundaries. I received my photos in a timely manner and the final product was AMAZING! I could not be more pleased. It was a pleasure working with him and I look forward to future shoots. :)” – Gwen C.


Working with Mark is great; he is very professional and knows how to make you feel comfortable. He pushes you out of your comfort zone to try new and better things. Always giving compliments while shooting really boosts your esteem and makes you want to keep going. If you are stuck and need help finding new poses he will guide you through and if an angle you choose doesn’t fit he’ll take the picture and let you see why it doesn’t work. Mark really helps you play up your strengths while also helping you with your weaknesses. Mark Knopp is just a wonderful photographer to shoot with. -Jacqui R.


We had the pleasure of using Mark for our wedding and our post wedding photos. His professionalism was only outdone by his crisp photos and attention to detail. He was unobtrusive at our event most photos were captured in the moment, the raw emotion. Our post wedding shoot was exciting, fun, and surprisingly thrilling. Mark used lighting like a master. Some of our most treasured photos came from that amazing sunset on the lake! Thank you Mark, for freezing our entire day in gorgeous detail! – Heidi W.


I will treasure the family photo Mark Knopp took of me and my three children forever. Mark is a true professional and has the eye. It was a pleasure to do the shoot on my property instead of going into a studio where kids just sometimes aren’t comfortable. He assembled us beautifully on our white railing. Many years from now we will remember exactly where we were when it was taken, at our home. I recommend Mark with enthusiasm. He can do for you what he has done for me! -Beth C


You are incredibly professional and very easy to work with. Highly creative and patient. – Sarah R.


Working with Mark Knopp is only half the experience. He makes it a learning experience in his own way teaching you through experience to better the outcome. And the outcome to say the least is phenomenal. The lighting even in an outdoor setting moved to just inside a tunnel hits just perfect to light up all the contours of a person’s face and body. The photos that came out of my photo shoot with him were exactly my style and definitely portfolio worthy. -Dani M.


“I think very highly of Mark Knopp and his work as a photographer. We’ve worked together several times. I’ve shot with over 300 photographers across my lifespan as a model so I have plenty of other experiences to compare against. I trust Mark and find him very reliable. He has a nature that puts others at ease. He maintains a strong command of lighting which is so important because a great photographer must understand how to light people and faces perfectly to generate the best images possible. Mark is an A+ in my book.” – Kristin Bauer


As someone who enjoys and is gaining experience in modeling but is still not entirely comfortable in front of the camera, it is a pleasure working with Mark for a variety of reasons. He makes it clear that there is no rush to get that perfect shot. The atmosphere with him is very laid back and comfortable, and makes it very easy and enjoyable to be in front of the camera. Because I’m still learning, he offers friendly suggestions and lets me go at my own pace. Going with the flow is one of the most important factors in any shoot, and that is one of the many things that Mark is a veteran at. He is very open to new ideas, adjusting to circumstances and allows me to try or veto ideas which makes me feel like a rock star. Although in that regard, I haven’t done a shoot with him yet that didn’t leave me feeling like a rock star. Despite being very new to the modeling scene, I can say without a doubt that that is one thing I would want out of any photographer. It’s definitely a great feeling going into a shoot cautiously, and leaving feeling like, “Bring it, Marylin.” I never settle for less than the best, and Mark meets that standard every time! – Lindsey H.


On Teaching:

Mark Knopp’s off camera lighting workshop exceeded my expectations and was indeed the most rewarding and memorable workshop I have ever attended. He kept it simple and he kept it real. I had an absolutely fantastic time.

Mark is a superb photographer and also an excellent teacher. He is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about photography. I returned home with far greater camera skills and some of the best photographs I’ve ever taken. I highly recommend Mark’s workshops for anyone interested in improving their photography skills. On a personal level, Mark is very down to earth and outgoing. Simply put, he just rocks! – Fiona Verrinder Marques


I recently took a beginners photography class with Mark Knopp. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Coming into the class having no knowledge of how to use anything other than a “point and shoot” camera, I thought I would be at a disadvantage. I was extremely happy to find out that was not the case. Mr. Knopp was very helpful and took his time answering all of my questions. His handouts were clear and concise and I have referred back to them on more than one occasion. I particularly enjoyed the weekly assignments where we would put into practice the skill we learned. The feedback he provided on those assignments was much appreciated. I have been using all of the instruction and tips I learned to pursue my love of photography. I highly recommend taking a photography class with him! You won’t be disappointed! -Wenda Bransford

One Reply to “Testimonials”

  1. Working with Mark is always organized and professional. He always makes me feel comfortable while shooting. Mark brings great concepts and beautiful locations. I am excited to receive the amazing images we create and know he will get them to me in a timely manner. I love working with him!

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