News Flash Friday– August 2018

It’s that time again for a  short, sweet, sassy, informative, and fun way to keep you up to date with everything that is going on at mellBella Photography.

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Come say hi!

Please join us at Charleston Wedding Festivals Bridal Show on Sunday, September 9th at the North Charleston Convention Center. Drop in from Noon to 4PM. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 online. It’s a great way to meet vendors, get ideas, and help with wedding planning. You will even meet Mell Bell and Wanda,  our expert boudoir & pinup photographers.  We will have a special ONLY available to those ladies who visit our booth, and there you can register for a chance to win a FREE photo session with us, including professional hair and makeup! ALL Ladies 21 and up are eligible to participate. We’ll help you create the Best. Gift. Ever! Can’t wait to see you there!

 

She's My Hero Project

She’s My Hero Calendar Launch Party

It’s time to celebrate! Get your tickets NOW for our BIG event to raise funds and awareness for the Center for Women.   The She’s My Hero Calendar will be revealed at the Launch Party on Wednesday, October 10th from 6-9pm at Boone Hall Plantation. For updates, information, and  tickets visit our Facebook event page. We are still looking for sponsors for the big calendar reveal and silent auction donations. Contact us to be a part of the She’s My Hero Project.

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mellBella Fun Fact

mellBella is constantly evolving and working to become better artists, photographers, and community members. We started in 2010 by doing a few boudoir sessions under our brother company, Richard Bell Photography.  We decided to form our own feminine brand and launched  mellBella Photography in January 2011. Since then we’ve moved locations, added space & sets, photographed hundreds of women,  partnered and supported local businesses and non profits, and so much more. This year, we even drastically changed our hair from the above photo… Wanda cut it all off  and went super short and funky. But Mell Bell changed from blue to purply pink or “aggressive fuchsia.”

Even though some things change, our goal is still the same. To coach and cheer on our clients on a journey from from self conscious to confident, from embarrassed to empowered. To create art specifically for the eyes of only a few people. To fight pornography with images that celebrate and honor the subject.

 

 

 

 

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Falling For You Boudoir Marathon 2018

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We are so ready for cooler temps and fall weather, so each year, we celebrate with a boudoir marathon. This is our last boudoir event until November, so you definitely don’t want to miss it. Do you want to celebrate or see yourself in a whole new light? Do you have a special someone that you want to give a beautiful, creative gift? Or maybe you just wanted an excuse to go for it…. now’s your chance on Saturday, September 29th.  We’ve booked our studio all day long, and we have a couple of new accessories in the mellBella Closet too!

Saturday, September 29th
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 & viewing session
– Champagne and use of the mellBella Accessory Closet
 
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 return Bella Beauties.
 
Come see what everyone is talking about with Charleston’s Best Boudoir Photography– the mellBella Experience.
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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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News Flash Friday– July 2018

The mellBella team is always up to something, which can make it hard to keep track. Welcome to News Flash Friday… a short, sweet, sassy, informative, and fun way to keep you up to date.

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We want to meet you!

This Sunday, July 29th from 12-4pm… come see us at The Charleston Bridal Show at the Gaillard downtown. It’s a great way to meet vendors, get ideas, and help with wedding planning. BUT even better… we have a BIG Announcement, a chance to win a FREE photoshoot with us, and a special ONLY available for those ladies who visit our booth. For this show, our booth will be teals, black, silvers, and grays. Hope to see you there!

She's My Hero Project

We need your help!

The She’s My Hero Project continues… we need your help. We are still looking for sponsors for the big calendar reveal and silent auction donations for this fundraiser for the Center for Women. Contact us ASAP to get involved. We’re having the calendar launch party on October 10th at Boone Hall. More details coming soon. Share the love, and help us raise more funds for Charleston Area women to learn, thrive, and succeed.

 

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What are you waiting for?

Saturday and Sunday, August 18 & 19th at the mellBella Studio, we are hosting our annual summer boudoir marathon Turn Up the Heat.  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. Check out available times and reserve your session at: Turn Up the Heat 2018

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mellBella Fun Fact

We love our Bellas (our clients), and we created a special group called the Prima Bellas just for the ladies. Through our work and this group, we want to chat with, get to know, and share with ladies who are interested in The mellBella Experience. The mellBella Experience goes beyond a regular photo shoot and brings it to the next level of classy, beautiful, and creative photography. Plus, we have super fun monthly giveaways and at least 4 chances a year to win a FREE photo shoot with us. Here’s how you join:

  • Sign up for our Prima Bella newsletter by texting PRIMABELLA to 22828.
  • Request access to our Private Facebook Group: mellBella Prima Bellas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Phone #

What time would you like? (required)

How did you hear about us?

Your Message

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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!

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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!

mellBella is the best gift ever

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.

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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

teal pink and ivory mellbella boudoir

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!