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Before & After with Miss A

Here’s another set of Before & After. First, we took a few Before photos without any hair and makeup styling, then AFTER she got her hair and makeup styled, and we recreated those photos again with the same woman, the same outfit, same lighting, and same pose.  Then, we changes things up for something completely different. If this is what we can do with just headshots, image what we can do with a whole body. Special thanks to Lauren Hall of Up Dos For I Dos for styling Miss A’s fabulous hair and makeup. Without further ado, here’s the second of 7:

 

She's My Hero Project

She’s My Hero Sponsors

To celebrate women, their diversity and empowerment, mellBella Photography created the She’s My Hero Project to raise funds for the Center for Women.

Back in March for Women’s History Month, we held the She’s My Hero Contest where we asked local women to tell us who their heroes were.  The contest winners received a photoshoot from mellBella styled as their hero. Also, each winner received a gift basket filled with donations from local businesses.

she's my hero gift basket

The photos from the contest winners will be in the 2019 She’s My Hero Calendar. ALL sales of the Calendar will benefit the Center for Women directly. To be included in the calendar, all sponsors must have all information submitted by August 31st. Silent Auction donations should be submitted by September 28th.

On October 10th at Boone Hall, mellBella Photography along with our fabulous sponsors will host the She’s My Hero Calendar Launch Party. Details and tickets coming soon!

We are looking for sponsors for the calendar & event as well silent auction donations, especially from women-owned businesses. We hope you will partner with us for this event. Contact us to receive more information.

She's My Hero Project
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20 Body Positive Songs To Brighten Your Day

How many times do we look in the mirror and think negative thoughts about ourselves and our bodies? Too many! It’s time for some body confident music. Ladies, music can be a positive influence when you are having a bad day! It has the power to lighten your mood! So why not listen to some songs to celebrate YOU!

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Here’s a list of some of our favorite body positive songs! What are yours?

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Turn Up the Heat Boudoir Marathon 2018

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What are you doing this summer? Have you been wanting to do a boudoir photo shoot, but have been waiting because you’re still really nervous? What are you waiting for? Now’s the time to book our special event package and create the Best. Gift. Ever!

Whether you’re a bride and want to give your future spouse something they’ll never forget. Or maybe you have a birthday or anniversary that you want to celebrate with something they would never expect. Maybe you just want to celebrate your age, strength, your survival, your femininity, or reaching your goals. OR maybe because you take care of everyone else, you need to something for you. Join us for Turn Up the Heat 2018! It’s how we celebrate you and summer — mellBella style. We have 3 days to choose from:

July 21st, August 18th, & August 19th
At this event the Bombshell Package is ONLY $200 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
– Private consultation and viewing session
– Champagne and sweets
 
Albums, photo products, prints, and digital files are available for purchase separately. Limited space available! 

Ask about our specials for military, first responder, our Richard Bell Photography Brides, and returning Bellas.
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Just fill out the form below to pick your time and
start the booking process. 

Then, we will email you a contract to sign with all the details and where you can also pay the retainer. It’s all online! The contract expires in 5 days, so you’ll want to sign it ASAP. The retainer is half of the session fee, and the remaining balance is due one week before the event. After that’s done, you are officially booked for your mellBella Boudoir Photography Session.

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She’s My Hero- Jessica

When we decided we wanted to do a big fundraiser for the Center for Women, we had no idea what we wanted to do. We wanted to honor women. We wanted to support women. And we wanted to do something nice for women who do so much for others by honoring them in a calendar through the She’s My Hero Contest. We asked for submissions, and we had a really, really tough time narrowing it down to 10 women. One of those women was Jessica Kirby. When we read her story and her love of raising the spirits of hospitalized children, we knew she was special.

Here is a small selection Jessica wrote to us:
“I also enjoy volunteering at local hospitals and shelters for the kids as Wonder Woman. It’s amazing when I visited the kids at the hospital and how much they even loved Wonder Woman and that made me feel like a super hero.”
Tragically,  Jessica was killed on Sunday night in a vehicle collision. We are absolutely heartbroken over the loss of our Pinup Wonder Woman. Jessica, thank you for your desire and actions to make the world a better place. You will not be forgotten by those who’s lives you touched. You truly were a Wonder Woman!
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Before & After with Miss N

You asked for Before & After Photos, and we answered with Before, After, and WOW with a headshot/beautyshot series we did this month! We like to go BIG, so instead of just 1 or 2 we have 7 different women that we will share their photos with you. First, we took a few Before photos, then AFTER she got her hair and makeup styled, and we recreated those photos again with the same woman, the same outfit, same lighting, and same pose.  Then, just because we can, we took some other nice headshots/beautyshots and then we changed the lighting to something completely different and took some other looks. Special thanks to Jessica of Royal Volume Salon for styling Miss N’s fabulous hair and makeup. Without further ado, here’s the first of 7:

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Loving Boudoir Marathon 2018

Who loves summer?!? Sunshine and warm weather, what’s not to love? We’re opening the 2018 summer season with this fabulous boudoir marathon–

Summer Loving on Saturday, June 16th

As always, we have something new up our sleeves, but we’re not telling just yet. 😉 It’s the perfect chance to book our special event package and create the gift only you can give. Whether you’re a bride and want to give your future spouse something they’ll never forget. Or maybe you have a birthday or anniversary that you want to celebrate with something they would never expect. Maybe you just want to celebrate your strength, your survival, your femininity, or reaching your goals. OR maybe because you take care of everyone else, you need to something for you.
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At this event, our Bombshell Package is
ONLY $200 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
– Private consultation and viewing session
– Champagne and sweets
 
Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited space available!

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

 

mellbella boudoir black lace with moody lighting

Just fill out the form below to pick your time and
start the booking process. 

Then, we will email you a contract to sign with all the details and where you can also pay the retainer. It’s all online! The contract expires in 5 days, so you’ll want to sign it ASAP. The retainer is half of the session fee, and the remaining balance is due one week before the event. After that’s done, you are officially booked for your mellBella Boudoir Photography Session.

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New Boudoir Sample Gallery

Now that it’s FINALLY spring… it was time for an update. We just released our newest boudoir sample gallery. Let us know what you think.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History, and what should we do about it? Celebrate, of course! International Women’s Day is Thursday, March 8th, and we’ve got two great ways to share and celebrate with your friends.

First, have you picked up the latest issue of Skirt! Magazine?

skirt! magazine march 2018 cover

After reading about some amazing local women, turn to the back cover, grab your friends, and take a photo together. Be sure to tag @skirtcharleston and use the hashtags #skirtforIWD and #PressforProgress.
We are so excited to partner with Skirt! Magazine for the She’s My Hero Project and some other surprises TDB.

skirt! magazine march 2018 back cover

NEXT… we love giveaways and celebrating women for everything they do. So when we found these shirts, we had to get them. And now, we’re going to give them away.

international women's day shirt

Here’s how to enter our drawing for a chance to win one of the shirts:

  • Post of photo of yourself on Instagram or Facebook holding a note celebrating or encouraging women
  • Tag us on Instagram @mellbella or Facebook  at mellBella Boudoir & Pinup Photography
  • Add the hashtag #mellbellaIWD
  • Winners will be announced on our social media and will be able to pick up their shirt at our studio on Thursday, March 8th– International Women’s Day

We’ll be posting our photos too, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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Spring Break mellBella Style 2018 Boudoir Marathon

Winter seems to last forever, and we have spring fever! We are beyond ready for warmer weather and longer days.

To heat things up, we are having 3 days

for our Spring Boudoir Marathon Event–

March 23rd, March 24th, and April 14th.

 

It’s the perfect chance to book our special event package and create the gift only you can give. Whether you’re a bride and want to give your future spouse something they’ll never forget. Or maybe you have a birthday or anniversary that you want to celebrate with something they would never expect. Maybe you just want to celebrate your strength, your survival,  your femininity, or reaching your goals.  OR maybe because you take care of everyone else, you need to something for you.

mellbella boudoir beauty black and pink

At this event, our Bombshell Package is ONLY $200 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
– Private consultation and viewing session
– Champagne and sweets

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

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

Just fill out the form below to pick your time and start the booking process. Then, we will email you a contract to sign with all the details and where you can also pay the retainer. It’s all online! The contract expires in 5 days, so you’ll want to sign it ASAP.

The retainer is half of the session fee, and the remaining balance is due one week before the event. After that’s done, you are officially booked for your mellBella Boudoir Photography Session.