REAL BOUDOIR™ | “Miss A” | THIS is how you do a boudoir shoot. Game over.

I am not a fan of the summer we’re having, New York.  And the rest of the world, for that matter.  I want to state that for the record.  Not. A. Fan.  What is up, Summer?  Did you just get out of a bad break-up, and feel like punishing us for it?  And by the way, is your most beloved form of punishment awkwardly-located mosquito bites?  Because I have mosquito bites in places I’ve never gotten mosquito bites before, and they’re forcing me to scratch the crease immediately below my right butt cheek at all times of day.  Summer, do you know what that looks like to passers-by?  What’s more is I wake up with them (and no, I don’t sleep outside by a bog) so, clearly, I never had a chance.  I’m considering surrounding our bed with citronella candles, lining the walls and ceilings with fire alarms and hoping for the best.

But seriously, this needs to end right now.  No more of these, Universe.  I’m over it.

Ok, I get that as long as humidity prevails and I don’t invest in airtight window sealing, they’re probably not gonna go away anytime soon… so methinks I might just need a little distraction.  But I think there’s really only one thing that could distract me from all of these bites.  And that’s CRAZY GORGEOUS BRIDAL BODY SHOTS, a-like a-this:

Ok, I’m sorry if my seemingly sexually charged enthusiasm for today’s shoot offends, but Shelby and Taryn of Joielala Photography sent me what is one of the loveliest, hottest, well-processed boudoir shoots I’ve ever seen in my life (and I’m not a perv, but I’ve seen… quite a few), and I’m seriously in awe of what appears before me.  I’m pretty convinced that once you see the rest of Miss A’s shots, you’re probably going to end up totally digging boudoir like you never have before.  Not to mention, totally coveting her fantastic form.  I mean, c’mon, there’s no denying this girl’s got it going ON.

Here are a few words from Shelby and Taryn, the fantastic photogs behind the lens during the shoot:

“Meet Miss A… she was actually our very first boudoir client!”


THIS WAS YOUR VERY FIRST BOUDOIR SHOOT?  That’s beyond impressive and I’m kind of in awe.  Ok, sorry, carry on…

“We were both used to shooting wedding and portrait photography, so this was a new adventure for us.  We had no idea what to expect but Miss A was obviously a dream to shoot and we quickly realized how much fun and empowering a boudoir session can be for both the photographer and the subject.  Since then we’ve done many more boudoir shoots and have really tried to step outside the box and offer our clients a creative and unique experience, while remaining tasteful and avoiding the ‘cheesiness’ at all cost. (; “

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Uhh… mission accomplished.  Tasteful?  Check.  Creative and unique?  Check.   Cheesiness?  Zero.  Rating from 1 to 10?  Turn that amp up to elevuhn.  One louder.

P.S. – The ONLY thing I might add to the shoot?  Citronella candles around the bed.  You know, just in case. (;

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Photography: Shelby and Taryn of Joielala Photography

Knowing a boudoir shoot can turn out as gorgeous as this one did, would you consider one yourself?  And by the way, this was just the first of many killer shoots to come.  Fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a sexy ride.

Eww.  That came out wrong.

xoxo!  – Alison

Check out Part II… it’s even better.  If that’s possible.  Plus, it has some guy advice on what it is to be sexy.  Yup, you just clicked it.

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  1. Naomi on August 17, 2010

    OK she just made me put back my second bowl of cheerios! Damn she’s hot (and no I’m strictly dickly ladies). Even though I may not like girls, I can appreciate the beauty of the booty in others! Lovely and tasteful unlike my comment. BTW I’ve challenged myself to become in better shape to surprise the Big G with one of these boudoir shoots. Maybe….I will submit it! Great post!!!!

  2. Anonymous on August 17, 2010

    If i had a body like that???? I would totally had a boudoir shoot!!! This is one hot girl, and the photog WOW!!!!! I wasn’t a big fan of boudoir… until i saw this……. WOW!

  3. Allie {myKPW} on August 17, 2010

    Haha! You kill me. Seriously, I read your blog every day and it just keeps gettin’ better.

    Love the boudoir photos .. she is GORG.

  4. Weddingsandprettythings on August 17, 2010

    I want those undee sets! Sexy but playful at the same time – just the kind of combo to set the mood right. Woohoo! Can’t wait to see what you have in store next!

  5. Alicia@CharityWedding on August 17, 2010

    Yes, I would absolutely consider a boudoir shoot IF I had her body! Or some serious photo shopping. I do definitely think it would be fun and make for an amazing wedding gift for the groom!

  6. Jennasweetiexo on August 17, 2010

    wow gorgeous. I am planning to do my boudoir shoot sometime in the next few months before my wedding in March. Can’t wait!

  7. on August 17, 2010

    WOW so gorgeous! Love Shelby and Taryn! They take beautiful pics!

  8. Annie Packman on August 17, 2010

    You have me laughing sooo hard right now Naomi with your “strictly dickly comment! I want to get in shape and do one for my honey – I figure Valentine’s Day is a good goal to shoot for?

  9. Naomi on August 17, 2010

    I’m with you on that one! Valentine’s Day it is!

  10. Swank Productions on August 17, 2010

    amazing shoot! i LOVE this trend! EVERY women should have a boudoir shoot once in their life- make you feel incredible and lasts forever!

  11. Sarah on August 17, 2010

    This has convinced me too… boudoir shoot coming up soon (that is, as soon as my is ready for it, lol). Maybe Valentine’s Day will work!

  12. the joielala girls on August 17, 2010

    alison – you’re so sweet! we are so honored you featured us today! thank you!! :)

  13. Kristin Gast on August 17, 2010

    Wowza. I need to get started on P90X and fast, if I want to look anything remotely like this for my boudoir shoot. Gorg.

  14. LemonBride on August 17, 2010

    I can’t decide if I want to put on my sneakers and go to the gym or tell that girl to eat a cheeseburger. Seriously, though-smokin’ hot photos and it’s hard to believe it was their first boudoir session. I only hope my first one goes as amazing as that! Beautiful light and unbelievably gorgeous girl!

  15. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on August 17, 2010

    I LOVE these photos! That girl is fly as hell and I love the outfit choices she made. Sexy, yet classy. Her husband is going to DIE!

  16. claire gallam on August 17, 2010

    Holy. CRAP. She is so beautiful.

  17. Dana Laymon on August 17, 2010

    Love it! I wish all my clients looked like that :) She’s like the perfect lingerie model. love the unique shots and not cheesy at all! I wish my clients would let me post their pictures :) I could get in trouble for that!

  18. Dana Laymon on August 17, 2010

    i totally agree! Who cares what your body looks like- the pictures can be beautiful now matter what!

  19. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on August 17, 2010

    Naomi’s comment made me spit out my Kool-aid – hilarious! These are quite the gorgeous b-photos. I love how mine turned out – I think it’s important for girls to be true to who they are with shoots like this. Gorgeous!

  20. Nicole @NicheWhite on August 17, 2010

    If I looked like that I would skip the boudoir shoot and just walk around naked. Like, everywhere. I could just sit on my husband’s desk of having a photo sit there.

    OK but seriously. Great shoot, beautiful bride, lucky husband, fun post. And while I’m adjective-ing….. Funny Naomi. :)

  21. Naomi on August 17, 2010

    Hilarious! The cheeseburger comment made me laugh!

  22. Naomi on August 17, 2010

    Fly is the word!

  23. Ashley on August 18, 2010

    great photos!! I want to do a boudoir shoot!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Ashley on August 18, 2010

    love it!

  25. Cynthia Krenek on August 18, 2010

    Is it wrong that I kind of want to do a boudior shoot for myself? My groom to be isn’t interested but seeing shoots like this one make me want to do one!!!

  26. Kristin on August 18, 2010

    That body is completely UNreal (in a good way). This looks like a Victoria’s Secret shoot. The bride must be so happy!

  27. Anonymous on August 18, 2010

    This is so amazing! Seriously incredible!

  28. lunaandchloeweddings on August 18, 2010

    Okay…I’m strickly dickly like Naomi…but she is a HOTTIE!!! Seriously, I had to sneak peaks through my fingers for fear of jealousy…and I’m never a jealous person! Wow…this is exactly the motivation I need to get in shape…pilates here I come! And I KNOW Mr. Big would go banana’s if I ever did one for him! Hmmm…


  29. Kate Holland on August 18, 2010

    HOLY SMOKES!! I’d be begging for a boudoir shoot if I looked even half this good! And yeah I hope the lucky man is not in a public place when he gets his eyes on these! These comments are hilarious!!! Naomi, you funny lady :-)

  30. Postcards and pretties on August 18, 2010

    note to self – stop eating cupcakes STAT!!!

  31. Kim @BrideGoggles on August 18, 2010

    WOW! Heart racing? check! Palms sweaty? Check! Putting down the ice cream and heading to the gym? check!

  32. Hilary / Lovely and Gracious on August 18, 2010

    I have a couple boudoir “booty” pics on my fridge to remind me when I’m going for food that one of these shoots is in my future. I might have a couple more pics to add to the collection (although these might be a little TOO hot… guests might wonder what is going on). Thanks for sharing.

  33. Meaghan L Mccarthy on August 19, 2010

    Wow! This is incredible! I had no idea boudoir wedding shots even existed! What’s the deal/history on this, I’m so curious! Anybody want to post on evolution of the bridal boudoir and how do you look up somebody to take near-nakey pictures of you without inviting creepers?

  34. Sara on April 5, 2011

    The photos are gorgeous !! congratulations photographer’s !!!:)

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