I’m still beaming from my boudoir experience with Tara Reiners and it’s been over a week. I honestly was not sure what to expect or how it would go? It was better than I could have ever imagined and an absolutely wonderful experience. The mood was relaxed and laid back. I left feeling beautiful and confident about myself. It gave me new found appreciation for myself. Being happy with myself in all my beauty, flaws, and accomplishments has always been a struggle for me. I’m finally starting to appreciate the things that make me whom I am and learning to accept myself.   By doing this boudoir VIP ambassador experience it will help me down this path of self-discovery.

Before I get too carried away my name is Maureen but I go by Mo. I was born and raised here in Billings, MT. I’ve been told many times “I’m a city girl”. I have always been inspired by the bright, dancing lights and the fashion from the city. Traveling has allowed me to indulge and experience new cultures and meet diverse people in places like New York City, Paris, and Tokyo. I’m so grateful for that and would never trade anything for those experiences. Even a Chanel handbag or Louboutin shoes! The week of the shoot I was so nervous and worried about how it would turn out. Definitely the fear of the unknown was playing with my emotions. At the same time, I was also excited and giddy. It was a mix of emotions leading up to the shoot. I arrived to the shoot with my curls blazing and armed full of outfits and shoes. I was taken back to get beautified by the lovely and talented Kendra for makeup and hair. I felt like a Kardashian as I sat in the chair getting primped and prepped for the shot. Brittany also came to my rescue to fix my smudged thumbs nails from my manicure and pedicure. She was such a sweetheart. I just kept thinking to myself how lucky am I! It was above and beyond anything I expected. What I enjoyed about the service Kendra and Brittany provided was how professional and personable. It was a great way to start; I was feeling more confident already and just kept thinking to myself how lucky I am!

I started the shoot in my fringe outfit listening to some Bob Marley. It was one of my favorite outfits I picked for the shoot. There is something about fringe and thigh high boots that I just love. Tara got me warmed up with a couple of test shoots. She gave wonderful direction for each pose with attention to every detail. I was really impressed by her passion for photography. She was so professional, personable, and non-judgmental. I felt less and less nervous with each pose, and more comfortable in skin with each click of the shutter. I felt by the time we ended the first outfit it was the beginning. I was ready for outfit number two, an all-black two-piece outfit with body chain jewelry. The poses were playful and seductive. I never knew how much work there was to modeling! It was incredible to see Tara work her craft like an artist to a canvas. I was a little bit apprehensive about my black one piece and robe as my last outfit in the beginning but definitely ready for it by the end of the shoot. I was relaxed and having fun. Words cannot describe the happiness or confidence I felt after finishing my shoot! It was an empowering experience, and one that I hope every woman gets to experience.

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Hello, my name is Kimberly and I am so excited (and a little nervous) to be a VIP Ambassador for Tara Reiners Boudoir photography! I’ve been asked to share a little about myself and why I wanted to be an ambassador. I am a mother of four and my kids are ages 15, 13, 9 and 7. They are awesome kids and I love being their mom. I am lucky enough to be married to my high school sweetheart and he is fabulous. I could write my entire blog post about how great he is and how lucky I am to have him but I will spare you all of the sappy love stuff, just know that he is great and all mine. I also work full time and I really enjoy my job and being a working mom.

Now for a little background. I was born into a large conservative family. I love my big family! I had a great dad who worked hard and loved to have fun with us, he coached my teams and taught me real life skills like how to nail an interview and give a firm handshake. I have an amazing mom who taught us how to be good adults (that is the point right?) and what it means to love one another. We went to church together, we prayed together, and we were taught from the scriptures. I love the way I was raised. I am raising my family in the much of the same manner. However, there is one area that is much different.

I grew up in a house where we didn’t talk about sex and at church I was taught that was sex was a bad thing… until you were married. This is a great lesson, but as an unintended by-product to this I have struggled with my own sexuality as an adult. After being married for a few years I realized that there was still this little bit of guilt that I felt when it came to sex. I had been taught for 18 years that it was bad and those teachings still resonated with me in some small way. These feelings and thoughts made their way into my marriage like a bad seed as you could imagine. My husband was not raised the same way I was and had a hard time understanding where I was coming from. But he was patient and loving.

Eventually I realized what I was struggling with and that helped me start down a new path. I needed to learn that I have another side to me and that it was put there by god and for a reason. I am in charge of it and it is nothing to be ashamed about. It’s a road that I am still on but I can tell you that it has been a complete 180 in that department of my marriage. It has helped my marriage to be even more healthy, fun, and fabulous!

We talk about sex in our house, a lot. I have two teenagers. They are hearing about sex and sexuality all of the time at school, in the media, and around their peers. It is up to me and my husband to keep the dialogue going at home too and to make sure that they understand how WE feel about it and not just the outside world. I didn’t want to be a VIP ambassador so that I could have a reason to share mostly naked and very sexy pictures of myself with the entire internet. That part is terrifying and my husband doesn’t really like that part too much either. And I am not advocating for everyone to get their pictures taken and share them with the world. But I want to start a dialogue. A conversation about sexuality. It is nothing to be ashamed about or hidden. I think that it is something that is private but not to be ignored.

I’ve been wanting to do a boudoir session for a couple of years now. I think that a boudoir session is about embracing that side of you. Saying “I feel sexy and there is nothing wrong with that!” Tara was amazing to work with and made me feel comfortable the entire time. I think that if you have ever contemplated having boudoir pictures done then you should definitely book a session with Tara, you will not regret it!

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This is our first of four series written by our FABULOUS VIP Ambassadors. I can’t wait for you to meet each and every one of them as they bring so much to offer as audacious females. Without further ado, meet Ashley:

I have never written a blog before so first and foremost hello everyone! I am a 24 year old aircraft mechanic, (origionaly from upstate NY) who loves horses, has a slight chocolate and coffee fetish with mint ice cream being my kryptonite. I am a shy quiet person who rarely is the first to talk and I never ever do crazy things… well up until now… Less than a year ago my son of six weeks passed away. I don’t mean to take this down to gloom city, but it is part of my story so bear with. Anyways after his passing I found myself stuck in a rut. I was depressed about my son, my mommy body and just life in general; I no longer had that sparkling go get em attitude. One day though, I woke up, and said enough! I wanted to be happy, confident, beautiful,  and sexy even, and so I made it my mission to do so! I had heard about boudoir from a friend of mine, and the idea had been sitting patiently in the back of my mind for some time now. Finally under the guise of a birthday present (let’s have an honest moment here lol this was all really for me but that just seems selfish soo) I said screw it and booked my very first boudoir experience with Tara… gulp… When I booked my session I did so about 2 months in advance because let’s be real for a moment… me prancing around in my panties with stretch marks was a daunting idea to say the least and probably downright terrifying. I did this thinking that I would have two full months to crack down and hit the gym with vigor… I learned something about myself in this whole process lol I am a hardcore procrastinator. Did I hit the gym … sure I did a week before the shoot in full blown panic mode! Not to worry though when I walked into Tara’s studio it was the weirdest thing like a weight had lifted. There was absolutely no judgment, no titling on my frumpy areas it was in short, amazing. Probably the very first time that has EVER happened to me, and as a career wallflower this was new. So here I was sitting sipping champagne and wondering what kind of freak show I was going to look like after my hair and makeup was done. Adding to the allure there is no mirrors where the hair and makeup gets done so the transformation is a total surprise, and what a transformation! Wow! That’s all I remember thinking, that and who the hell is standing in front of me. From a girl who hardly every wears makeup and almost never does her hair up fancy, is always covered in some sort of engine oil, grease, or unknown gross-ness it was amazing and not even going any further I had accomplished what I wanted to… I looked beautiful! Now down to business. The shoot itself was oddly uneventful, there were not jitters no awkwardness no embarrassment, in short Tara is freaking amazing at making the atmosphere comfortable and normal so it was a walk in the park. I must say though, now I have a newfound respect for models. Some of the poses are hard! After we were through with the shoot I went to get lunch and rifle through the goodie bag I got, which had the most delicious cookie I have ever tasted… though I was starving and hadn’t eaten breakfast or lunch at that time and could, I think, have eaten my shoes! About two hours later or so, I headed back to the studio to pick out the photos I wanted to keep. I was estatic! Who knew I would be able to see unedited photos that shortly after the shoot! I had figured on a week at least. Just goes to show how talented Tara really was! All in all I was beyond pleased with the photos and experience in general. I think i talked the hubbies ear off for a week,and was already making plans to do a shoot again. To reminisce, I have never done anything like this before and would hands down do it again. I came away with such a positive body image and mind that I don’t know why I waited so long to do something like this. Confidence is what I lacked and I gained that and more!

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We hope you enjoyed meeting Ashley! She made shooting in a cactus-filled area look stunning and easy! If you desire an outdoor shoot, don’t forget to sign up for our Yellowstone Boudoir Retreat taking place at Yellowstone River Lodge and Cabins! Our intro pricing ends soon (which is a steal!). Contact us for details.

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At Tara Reiners Boudoir in Billings, Montana we only offer limited edition sessions twice a year, and they both happen to revolve around Christmas! Christmas is admittedly my favorite time of year. I could list a hundred reasons why that might have to do with my kids or Christmas music, but it really has to do with all the shiny things. I love shiny things –  even if it’s just glittery wrapping paper. We designed this year’s Christmas in July limited edition offers to be some of the shiniest yet. You might be thinking, but I don’t have a partner to gift something like this to. Yes, you do! You have your: me, mine, and myself, and you absolutely deserve the best gift ever. We encourage you to love yourself first this holiday season and book soon!

In order to guarantee Christmas delivery for your products we require your session has occurred by October 1st due to our vendors Christmas delivery deadlines. We are already booking into October at this time with limited dates left in August, September and October. The best part about loving yourself this time of year is how shiny we are making this experience for you, and we don’t want you to miss out on it!

 

Shiny Boudoir Experience

Book your session to occur on July 15th, July 29th, August 5th, or August 12th at 50% off the session fee.

$150

Our Never – Offered – Before Ultimate Boudoir Experience

When I think of this experience, I imagine glitter bombs going off all around me. It’s that exciting! Pre Purchase our Platinum or Black Label Boudoir Collection and receive your session complimentary. What’s even better?! You can still apply our interest-free payment plan to this offer! Say what?!

We couldn’t end this post without a little sneak of our VIP Ambassador Katryna. Happy 4th of July!

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*Sessions will be fulfilled on a first come first serve basis. Payment to retain your session date is due immediately. Session fees do not included any digital images, albums, or wall-art which are purchased separately at your Reveal Session. If a limited edition booked session is canceled, the full session feel will be required to reschedule. If booking the ultimate boudoir experience, the first payment will be due immediately to secure your session date. This offer ends July 31st or when all offers are fulfilled, whichever comes first.

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We are so excited to announce the amazing women selected for our VIP Ambassador Program at Tara Reiners Boudoir in Billings, Montana. We were so blessed to have so many amazing women apply! To say that narrowing it down to three was difficult, is an understatement. Their stories were so empowering and I can’t wait for our new VIP Ambassadors to share those amazing stories with you. With it being so difficult, we decided to add one additional lady to our VIP lineup! If we could have chosen every applicant, I absolutely would have. If you were not selected at this time, do not be disheartened! We may add additional ambassadors in the future if time allows as well as the opportunity to apply each year.

If you missed what the VIP Ambassador program at Tara Reiners, Boudoir is all about, our Ambassadors receive free shoots at our studio and become the face of our Audaciously Feminine brand by sharing their images and experiences. We have so many amazing ideas up our sleeves that these wonderful women will be the first to share. Be sure to follow their Instagram and Facebook pages as they are announced.

Congratulations!

Katryna Erb

Maureen Wilburn

Kimberly Wynia

Ashley Bell

We will be sending you ladies more information and scheduling your first boudoir shoots soon! Can’t wait to see your gorgeous faces!

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