REAL BOUDOIR™ | Part II ~ “Miss A” | Boudoir 101: How to Look and Feel Sexy


As you pretties know, this here wedding blog is called “The Knotty Bride.”  And though most of you know why that is, I’d like to take a moment to edify any newbies to the scene.  Knotty is my fun, weddingy way to spell naughty.  So if you didn’t know before, now you know.  Great!  Moving on.

Yesterday, I launched the first installment of our fresh (never been done before!) new series, “Real Boudoir,” with a real bang.  Well, not a real bang – I should make that clear, given the context – but a crazy alluring, vastly popular shoot featuring the fabulous “Miss A,” as photographed by the über talented duo Shelby and Taryn of Joielala Photography.  Can you beLIEVE Miss A was their very first boudoir client?!!  Stop it, right?!  I KNOW.  Unbelievable.

Well, what we didn’t tell you is that THERE ARE A GAZILLION OTHER PHOTOS FROM THAT SHOOT that we didn’t post.  I know – WHYYYYY???  And what’s more, they’re kind of even more amazing than Part I, if that’s even possible.  For example:

Enjoy, and be inspired, for her killer poses and bedroom fashion… such as this little number (my personal fave):

… are the stuff of boudoir dreams.  Take heed, ladies; if you want to look alluring in your boudoir shoot, Miss A’s showing you all the right moves to make your photos scream sexy without looking cheesetastic or slutty… That = KEY.

And by the way, you don’t have to be an extrovert to knock out a killer shoot!  Just listen to what our bride has to say about it:

“I am usually the more shy, reserved type so I was hesitant to do this, but it didn’t take me long to feel totally comfortable and have an amazing time with my boudoir shoot.  All I can say is that it was FUN!  And I felt so at ease with Taryn & Shelby, they did an amazing job!”

So my lovelies, keep that in mind.  Go into it with an open mind and confident attitude.  Because you’re sexy, no matter how you may feel about yourself personally.  You.  Are.  Sexy.  I’m not kidding.  So get your sexy back – it’s truly all a state of mind.  I’ve polled my [honest, non-dbag] guy friends, and each and every one of them told me this:

… A woman who feels sexy, is sexy.  A sexy body is great, but if she lacks confidence in herself, I could take it or leave it.  A girl who exudes confidence about herself and her body is so much more alluring and desirable.

Got that, ladies?  A boudoir shoot is likely one of the most freeing and empowering experiences you can have… and it’s all up to you and your mindset to pull it off like a pro. (;

Oh, and it’s sooooo not just for your significant other, by the way.  Personally, I’d just want the pics to flip through when I’m old and wrinkly.  And maybe to show my kids as proof?  No, no scratch that last one.

Anyway… without further adieu, I bring you… The Rest of Miss A’s show-stopping shoot.

Photography: Shelby and Taryn of Joielala Photography

So… thoughts?  (;

xoxo!  – Ailson

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  1. Kristin Gast on August 18, 2010

    I couldn’t imagine pictures any hotter than the ones you posted yesterday, but these are! Awesome shoot.

  2. Naomi on August 18, 2010

    Stttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttop it! This woman needs to find the nearest Krispy Kreme donut shop! Damn it when does she look un-hot? Does she wake up looking like this?? I will give her her due props! A skinny girl with a booty? What is this world coming to? :-) Gorgeous, gorgeous! I’m going to do this, but I will have a few cocktails before I do. I’m sure they will be able to airbrush the bloodshot eyes…as long as the ass is tight that’s all Mr. G will be looking at anyway…and maybe a few other areas!

  3. Anonymous on August 18, 2010

    The photos are so incredible! So tasteful, yet so real. What a beauty! {Aleah}

  4. Jennifer on August 18, 2010

    I love these. Where are the photographers based out of?

  5. the joielala girls on August 18, 2010

    Alison you are the sweetest!! and of course we provide champagne to allow our ladies to ease into the shoot ;)

    Jennifer – we’re in San Diego – but are always willing to travel! ;)

  6. Naomi on August 18, 2010

    You are in San Diego? Me too? Where…I didn’t want to do it in San Diego for fear of it being horrible but since I saw these I would love you to do mine! Gorgeous photos!

  7. claire gallam on August 18, 2010

    Are you willing to travel all the way to DC? B/c I want to do a boudoir shot really bad but just haven’t found a tasteful company. These photos are AMAZING. Like amazing.

  8. Anonymous on August 18, 2010

    DAMN………. that’s a hot lady……………. makes me wonder… i really need to start a diet……………. she really really really IS HOT!

  9. the joielala girls on August 18, 2010

    Thanks! Naomi – we’re in North County – got your DM will contact you shortly

    Thanks Claire – we’ll go anywhere!! Got your email, too ;)

  10. Allie | myKPW on August 18, 2010

    uuuugh. i just ate a chocolate cheesecake bar. she is so pretty .. makes me kinda sick.

    joie la la is amazzzing .. three z’s well deserved.

  11. Becky on August 18, 2010

    This is amazing! Thank you for this series on boudoir. So fantastic! I’m trying to decide if I should do one- if it would just be self-indulgent of if my man would really go gaga for it. Gorgeous bride to be and amaazing photography!!

  12. Larissa on August 18, 2010

    That is SO inspiring!! My husband is out of the country but I am going to surprise him w/ a boudoir shoot upon his return!! Hope it looks as good as this one!!!

  13. Weddingsandprettythings on August 18, 2010

    I’m doing crunches as I type (well not really but I feel like I should!) Sooooo fabulous!!

  14. Wendolyn Ramos on August 18, 2010

    I love this!! I’m starting my company with a pin up theme….this would be so awesome for my business. I’ve bookmarked joielala already!

  15. Wendolyn Ramos on August 18, 2010

    I love this!! I’m starting my company with a pin up theme….this would be so awesome for my business. I’ve bookmarked joielala already!

  16. Allison on August 18, 2010

    I’m sorry, but in order to look good in pictures like this, you have to be pretty. No amout of photo shop could even start to make any picture of me come out looking as good as this.

  17. Tori @ sittinginatree on August 18, 2010

    Awesome job, girls! This is beautiful. No surprise!

  18. Kim @BrideGoggles on August 19, 2010

    Can you tell me where to buy that lingerie… and her body? :)

  19. Becoming Mrs. Ford on August 19, 2010

    SO HOT! Love the outfit changes :)

  20. elizabeth @ Dapper Paper on August 19, 2010

    I was totes thinking about splurging on Chick-fil-a for lunch, this makes me want a salad, no dressing.

    Me thinks I need to do one of these for the huz! Sexy for sure, i know her huz is going to DIE!

  21. Jane on August 20, 2010

    Where did she find her outfits?!?

  22. the joielala girls on August 25, 2010

    she got most at victoria’s secret and the ruffled one was from nordstroms.


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