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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.

 

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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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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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What’s Happening with mellBella in February 2018

February… it’s not quite spring, but we are filling this month with a little something for every one. You ready?!?

mellBella Gives Back

February 6th- Donation Day

Join Mell Bell & Wanda Cavazos  at 10:30 am at Old Navy on Rivers Avenue. We will be shopping for items to donate to two of our favorite charities: PeopleAgainstRape and Florence Crittenton Programs
Then we will head downtown to deliver to the donations for them. If you can’t make it on February 6th,  feel free to drop off donations at the studio Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am – 5 pm before 2/6/18.

mellBella Big Reveal

February 8th- Big Announcement on Lowcountry Live

We have a secret, and it’s a big one. We are dying to tell you, but you’ll have to tune in to Lowcountry Live   online or at ABC Channel 4 on Thursday, February 8th at 10am to find out. Here’s a hint– It’s just for the ladies!

Meet mellBella

February 18th- Wedding Festivals Charleston

LADIES!!! Please join us at at the North Charleston Convention Center at Wedding Festivals. Drop in from Noon to 5PM. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 online.
Meet our expert boudoir & pinup photographers, see our work, ask ALL the questions, and register for a chance to win a FREE photo session with us, which includes professional hair and makeup! ALL Ladies 21 and up are eligible to participate. We’ll help you create the Best. Groom’s. Gift. Ever!

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February 24th- Bellissima Boudoir Marathon

We set aside this Saturday to do nothing but classy, sexy photos shoots all day long. We have limited sessions available, and you can check out available times and get all the info at: Bellissima Boudoir 2018 What are you celebrating? Wedding? Anniversary? Birthday? Yourself? We’ll help create the best gift for your significant other and yourself.

mellbella above the teal, pink, and ivory bed

Bellissima 2018– Boudoir Marathon

Every new year holds hope for something new, something different and exciting. 2018 here we come! As always, we will have our special boudoir marathon events throughout the year, and our first one is Bellissima Boudoir. BUT for 2018 we have two days– January 27th and February 24th. We’ll be adding some new sets and unveiling a new furniture piece very soon!!!

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At this event, we offer the

Bombshell Package for $200.

Our Bombshell Package 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, little bites, and sweet treats

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

Bring your best gal pals! If you both book a session for this event, you BOTH get $30 in Product Credit towards your mellBella product(s).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.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Phone #

What time would you like? (required)

How did you hear about us?

Your Message

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One Image Wednesday- Color Coordination

We love to match the bed to your boudoir look! This Bella brought her teal wedding shoes and wore this gorgeous light pink bodysuit. Combine these colors and match for her hair, eyes, and skin, and wow! This photo was taken with our above-the-bed camera to show how everything came together. It’s all about coordinating the colors to take your boudoir photos to the next level… something that just plain white sheets can’t do.

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Faces of mellBella

Who are the women that we photograph at mellBella? They are women just like you. 

Women with kids. Women without kids. Women battling infertility or miscarriages. Women in a great relationship. Women who got out of an abusive relationship. Women not in a relationship. Women about to get married. Women celebrating an anniversary. Women no longer married. Women who have never been married. Women celebrating goals or their birthdays. Women who need a break. Women who need to feel beautiful inside and out. Women who volunteer. Women who don’t take care of themselves because they are too busy taking care of others. Women caring for sick or dying family members.  Women who have lost weight. Women who have gained weight. Women whose bodies have changed with health or life in general. Women fighting or have fought depression, post partum, eating disorders, diabetes, cancer, and so many more difficulties.

Women with stretch marks, cellulite, age spots, wrinkles, big breasts, small or no breasts, tall, short,  thick hair, thinning hair, and everything inbetween. Women of different ages, races, sizes, and shapes.  Stay-at-home moms. Working mothers. Professional women. Military. First Responders. Strong women.  Strong women who feel weak. Awkward women. Silly women. Women who want to feel valued. Women who want to feel good about themselves. Women who come to our studio just as they are with the hopes of liking 1 or 2 photos of themselves for the first time in their lives. Women who generally like photos of themselves. Women who give and give and give some more. Women who want to show that they’ve still got it.

But one of the things that connects them all is that ALL women are beautiful. Women who are beautiful but don’t know it. Women who are beautiful inside and out. Women who want to see the beauty that others see in them. These women are just like you.

So, here’s to you, Bella. Thank you for everything that you are despite the struggles you are facing. Thank you for your trust in us. We love you! 

 

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What to Wear for your Boudoir Session– Beyond a Matching Bra and Panty

It time again for What to Wear for your Boudoir Session. You found the perfect matching bra and panty set for one of your boudoir looks. But now, you need help coming up with some other looks. We got you!

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Here is our TOP TEN list for what to wear Beyond a Bra and Panty set at your boudoir session:

  1. Bodysuits– They are back in style, and you can find them in your favorite color!  There are styles that work with every body type too!
  2. Veil– Getting married or celebrating your anniversary? Bring your wedding veil or buy one just for your shoot. So many possibilities.
  3. Sweater– We love a long cardigan or button up that covers up just enough. Go with a neutral or go bold with a vibrant color. Show off only what you want.
  4. Jeans– You know the ones… your favorite pair that hugs your curves in all the right places. Pair with or without a top. Bra optional.
  5. Dress– Go for a sweet sundress, that sexy club dress, or your go-to date night dress. Bonus- if it has buttons or a long zipper.
  6. Thigh Highs–Stockings or socks. You can rock cute and comfy or steamy and sultry. Be sure to get the ones without the elastic top.
  7. Neck Tie– Grab one of your significant other’s favs. You can wear it with a bra or nothing at all.
  8. Boots–  Over the knee, cowboy, ankle length… just say yes, and bring them to your photo shoot.
  9. Romper– It usually shows a little peek of your booty, and you might already have one in your closet.
  10. Costume– Who doesn’t love to dress up? Wear it again and embrace your inner super hero or vixen.
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    Now, where can you find these and get even more ideas? We created a whole Pinterest Board just for you with 100 pins of these ideas and more.

    Check out our Beyond Bra and Panty Pinterest Board

    Where to shop? We found a ton of items at Bits of Lace, Lane Bryant, Victoria Secret, Frederick’s of Hollywood,  Amazon, Target, and Torrid. All places that our Bellas have shopped and recommended.

    You can always bring several options to your mellBella session, and we’ll help you pick what is going to look best for you. Can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with!

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See Inside the mellBella Studio

As seen on Lowcountry Live, take a look inside our studio and hear about our process for The mellBella Experience with Mell Bell and Wanda. Boudoir is for every woman no matter what age or size. You are beautiful, and we can prove it.

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Summer Wedding Shows 2017

Attention Ladies!!! Brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and ALL Ladies 21 and up….

This summer, you have TWO chances to meet our expert photographers, TWO chances see our work and products in person, and TWO chances to win a FREE photo session with us that includes professional hair and makeup styling! All ladies 21 years old and up are eligible to register. We also have  specials available only to those ladies who visit our booth at the wedding shows.

First up, The Charleston Bridal Show is on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Gaillard Center at 77 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston. Drop in from Noon to 4PM. Admission is only $15 at the door or $10 online.

And finally,  The Charleston Wedding Festivals  is on Sunday, August 27th at the North Charleston Convention Center. Drop in from Noon to 5PM. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 online.

Also, if you or a a friend are looking for a wedding photographer, check out our brother company Richard Bell Photography who will be in the booth next to us.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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