Wear your off the shoulder sweater

One Image Wednesday- Off the Shoulder Sweater

This One Image Wednesday — Grab that off the shoulder sweater and SHOW OFF those shoulders! OR take a sweater that is a few sizes too big for a similar look. Neutral colors like gray are great, but don’t be afraid of a pop of color. Plus, you’ll be so comfy too. Just wear it.

Wear THAT Dress

One Image Wednesday- THAT Dress

Happy Wednesday! It’s always a struggle to figure out what to wear for your photo shoot. But what about that dress you love?!? It doesn’t have to be a ballgown, but it could be. It doesn’t have to be your wedding dress, but it COULD be. It could even be that dress you wore on your first date, your anniversary, or your birthday. OR maybe it’s just your favorite dress that you wear to the beach. Don’t think I CAN’T WEAR THAT! Bring it to your mellBella session to see that dress in a whole new way.

Boudoir FAQ

Boudoir Q & A Podcast

Mell Bell and Wanda and I were recently on a Podcast. And not just any old Podcast but it was Weddings from the Pros!!! A local and amazing Podcast filled with lots of great info for wedding planning, but of course, we put on our spin on it. On the pod, we chatted with Nathan Whitworth of Angled Light Photography and Kendall Kapanzhi of Wedding Festivals.

While we did talk about boudoir photography as it relates to a wedding gift, there’s soooo much more about one core beliefs, our process, our experience, and lots of answers to common boudoir questions. Like, why do a boudoir session? And, how do you choose a boudoir photographer? So check it out and let us know what you think.

Listen on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bridal-boudoir-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/id1486145197?i=1000463421261

Or Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/episode/5SlXzHwuqonUl6ArBtWUwR

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    If you have any questions, great! If you are ready to book, even better.

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    2020 Be Bold Boudoir Experience

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    2020 marks the beginning of our 10th year photographing boudoir in Charleston. Plus it’s a leap year, so what better way to celebrate than with taking some time to see yourself from a different perspective… embracing your body exactly as it is right now?

    Plus, if you have a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming, you can use that as the final push to believe in yourself enough to finally do it! It’s 2020, and it’s time to BE BOLD.

    Are you ready to…
    LOVE YOUR BODY?
    Celebrate your femininity?
    Create a gift just for yourself or maybe share it with something special?

    Our Be Bold Package is $250 and includes:

    – An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry
    – An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
    – Personal Reveal Session
    – Champagne and sweet treats

    Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited space available!

    Ask about our specials for military, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and returning Bellas.

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    with love from Mell and Wanda

    2020 New Year

    Mell Bell and Wanda the photographers and founders of mellBella Photography

    Happy New Year from mellBella! It’s 2020. It’s a new year and with that it means there fresh excitement for change, hope, and love. For growing, dreaming and achieving, building a better world filled with justice and love, making positive connections, for surviving and getting through, gratitude, and as always kindess.

    We don’t know what all this new year holds. Some people say 2020 is the year of clear vision…haha. But we have some ideas and dreams that we look forward to bringing to you this year.

    Our motto for this year is timeless advice:

    “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else!” RuPaul

    Thank you for your trust, your support, and just being yourself. To 2020!

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    Naughty and Nice Christmas Boudoir Minis 2019

    Make this holiday a little extra Naughty AND Nice with a Christmas Boudoir Mini Session by mellBella Photography. It’s perfect for ladies who have never done a boudoir session and want to see what it’s all about. And, for all our Bellas who have done already done a session or two, it’s a great way to get some updated photos and a little extra surprise this Christmas.

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    Plus, we will be offering a some special albums and products that are ONLY available at the event. You’ll get to come to our studio, enjoy some sips and sweets, rock your 20 minute mini session, hang out for a little bit enjoying the view from our riverside studio, and FINALLY, see and order your photos THE SAME DAY! Here’s the special deal for this boudoir mini event:

    Our Stocking Stuffer Package is $200 ($216 with tax) and includes:

    • Professional makeup styling by Sarah Pearson Artistry
    • 20 minute mini photo session with our expert boudoir photographers
    • You Rocking Your Fav Outfit
    • 1 5×7 Standout Portrait ($100 value)
    • Viewing & Ordering session of your images THAT DAY
    • Sips & Sweets

    Select products will be available to purchase in time for Christmas. After your shoot, you’ll get to see and order your products before you leave. Orders must be placed that night. Half the session fee is required in order to secure your time slot! The remaining balance is due by December 4th. So, what are you waiting for?

     

    Don’t Miss Out

    NEWS FLASH… We have some big changes coming to mellBella Photography. We are focused on creating the best experience and service (new sets, more outfits, etc.) for our Bellas, and the time has come to change our prices to keep up with and expand the experience you know and love from mellBella. But the new pricing won’t take effect until June 9, 2019. So, if you’ve thought about booking your first session or another session with us this year,

    NOW IS THE TIME! Our current pricing will be good through June 8 for ANY 2019 Boudoir session booked by June 8th.

    We’ll be announcing the new session fees and pricing in the coming weeks, but for now, you can still book a 2019 boudoir session with us on available weekdays Monday-Friday for $300 for a two hour photo shoot or $200 for a one hour. Both sessions include professional hair and makeup styling.

    The session fee does not include any prints or products. You make your purchasing decisions at your photo reveal appointment 1 – 2 weeks after your shoot. Our albums and the investment starts at $500. That is a for a 5×5 petite book with 10 pages and it goes up from there.

    Are you ready to…
    LOVE YOUR BODY?
    Celebrate your femininity?
    Create a gift just for yourself or maybe share it with something special?

    Deadline for this special has passed.

    Ask about our specials for military, first responder, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and returning Bellas.

    What To Wear 25 Under $25

    mellBella’s Top 25 Lingerie Picks on Amazon Under $25

    The age old question… What To Wear? We at mellBella are going to bring you a series of some of our favorite picks at varying price points. Sometimes you want fine lingerie, something unique, or sometimes you just need the easiest thing available. Keep in mind some items are way more comfortable to wear, and this post is just a place to get started. The most important thing is to be yourself or find something in that color you love. Each image is even linked to the Amazon Page, just for you. Keep in mind prices on Amazon may change frequently, and the images are from the companies that made these products. Without further ado, here are our Top 25 Picks Under $25 on Amazon.

    Off the shoulder sweaters are cozy, and go great with our Just Be Natural set.
    Don’t forget about your back, especially if you have a back tattoo.
    This high necked body suit emphasizes your top half and minimizes your lower half. Plus, it comes in this beautiful wine color.
    Lace or Chiffon Swimwear Cover Up… choose your length and color
    Over the Knee Thigh High Socks… because sometimes the stocking sdon’t fit right
    This plunging neckline with a thong back is for the more daring. Do you dare to wear?
    Not a fan of heels? Try some sparkly sandals instead.
    Mary Janes are classic and timeless. Just choose your favorite color.
    This lace robe is romantic and sexy. Pair with your fav panties not the little piece of cloth that comes with it.
    A strappy tank is always in season.
    This Semi Sheer Maxi Dress is for when you want more coverage, but the peel-a-boo panels fall in just the right places.
    We love the corset back on this high waist panty set.
    We say yes to anything lace.This high to low ruffle hem is sexy and sweet.
    This body suit comes in fun colors and features a cheeky booty.
    This floral lace babydoll looks amazing on all shapes and sizes.
    This faux leather corset comes in several sizes and features lace details.
    Don’t forget your special ring or make a statement with this one.
    This corset is a shaper too!
    This cold shoulder babydoll is as comfy as your pajamas.
    Who wears short shorts? You can!
    A bustier in fun colors and a zipper back? Yes, please.
    Can’t or don’t want to wear heels? Try these flats instead.
    What’s not to love about these comfy yoga pants with a slit?!?
    Pair this classic low cut tee with some cute panties for the win!
    Never underestimate the power of a cute sundress.

    Summer 2019 Boudoir Marathon

    ONE DAY ONLY… this summer! Is it your time to shine? The weather is FINALLY getting warmer, and what better way to celebrate than with a boudoir photo shoot of your very own. Let’s be honest, you’ve been wanting to do this for years, and THIS IS OUR ONLY WEEKEND DATE for Summer 2019.
    Are you ready to…
    LOVE YOUR BODY?
    Celebrate your femininity?
    Create a gift just for yourself or maybe share it with something special?
    Details below.

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    Saturday, June 8th- $200

    – An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from Sarah Pearson Artistry
    – An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
    – Private consultation and viewing session
    – Champagne and sweets

    Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited sessions available!

    Ask about our specials for military, first responder, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and returning Bellas.

    News Flash Friday- April 2019

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    Summer Boudoir Marathon

    Announcing the one the ONLY mellBella Summer Boudoir Marathon will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mark your calendars now and make your plans to book your session before they run out.

    When will it be announced?

    We will be giving away 1 session to our June 8th Boudoir Marathon. Details and how to enter for your chance to win will be announced on our Facebook Page on April 8th. You will have until TAX DAY April 15th to enter, and the winner will be announced by April 18th.

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    Wedding Festivals Fall 2019

    Our next scheduled wedding show is on Sunday, September 8th at the Charleston Area Convention Center. So, if you or your friend is getting married, bring the whole crew to our booth. We ALWAYS have something extra special at our booth ONLY available for those who attend. As always, Ladies ONLY!

    mellBella Fun Facts

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    What’s new in 2019 at mellBella…

    • We’ve added a new album and some gorgeous wall portraits for you to proudly display some of your photos in your home.
    • We’ve renovated the studio and added new sets/furniture. There’s always something new at mellBella. Next up, we will be updating our website too!  
    • Mell Bell and Wanda and dreaming up something special for this fall. Stay tuned for details!