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One Image Wednesday

It’s our first One Image Wednesday! Each Wednesday, we will share one image and a tip for your mellBella session.

This Bella chose some comfy, semi transparent linen pants, low cut tank top, and no bra for her first boudoir look. Who says you need to wear lingerie for your whole boudoir photography session? A low cut tank is a great option to wear with or without a bra, and there’s so many great options out there. Go with a pop of color or even superhero. Be comfortable and sexy!

black and white stretch boudoir

 

Leap Into A New Look Winner from Lowcountry Live

Back on Leap Day, we had the pleasure of photographing Ashley, the winner of Lowcountry Live’s Leap Into a New Look Contest. Here’s just a few from the first part of her session with some behind the scenes. We’ll be sharing a few more from the rest of her session later 🙂 Special thanks to Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry for add the final touches to her hair/makeup look.

 

 

mellBella Closet Shoes

Yes, we have a thing for shoes! As part of your mellBella experience, you can borrow some sexy shoes from our mellBella Closet. We have retro, sparkly, funky, and yes, even some Steve Madden shoes. What’s your size? We have numerous pairs in sizes 5½-11!!!

At your mellBella boudoir or pinup photography session, bring your favorite heels or boots, and then borrow a pair to change your look. Here’s just a few of the fabulous shoes that could you can borrow. And yes, we take shoe donations. So, if you have some shoes that you just can’t wear, let us know. In the meantime, stay sexy!

sparkly gold Steve Madden heels from Las Vegas black platform heels with a red corset back red and black platform heels with bows red mary jane pumps gold and black lace heels purple snakeskin textured heels silver sparkly heels blue funky platform heels black sparkly Steve Madden shoes mellbellacloset-0106

 

mellBella bridal show booth and crew

Visit Us at the Charleston Bridal Show January 24th

Ladies, this is your special invitation to the most unique bridal show of the year! The Charleston Bridal Show will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Gaillard Center at 77 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston. Drop in from Noon to 4PM. Admission is only $10 at the door.

Meet our expert boudoir photographers and staff, see some of our work, and register to win a FREE boudoir or pinup session with MellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography that includes hair and makeup!

*Experience over 100 vendors in an interactive environment.
*See the latest bridal fashions.
* Musicians set the mood and provide entertainment throughout the day.
* Sample hors d’oeuvres and enjoy wedding cake samples.
* View all of the latest options for distinctive props and decor for you

mellBella bridal show booth

 

Jessica Rabbit Costume

Halloween Costume Mini Sessions & Contest 2015

Pirate Halloween Costume Contest
Here’s the excuse to wear that costume more than once…
For just $25, you get a 15 minute mini photo session, a 15 minute same day viewing session, and 1 digital file of your favorite photo. Additional products available for purchase.

Reserve your session at info@mellbella.com or 843-767-6888

Also, you will be automatically entered our costume contest. The best costume wins 1 FREE mellBella Boudoir Session that includes hair/makeup!!!!

***Only ladies 21 years of age and older are eligible to enter the costume contest.

Peacock Costume

 

Sequin and Sassy Charleston Best Boudoir Photographers

mellBella Spring Meet & Greet 2015

The Guardians of the Sexy Tour contiSequin and Sassynues….

 

Come visit our fabulous Charleston Boudoir Studio and check out the mellBella Closet. Meet Wanda and Mell Bell while enjoying some sips and sweets. Ask your boudoir or pinup questions. Bring your friends and then go out for a night on the town!

At this event, you’ll get the exclusive scoop on the next mellBella Special Event, be among THE First to view the newest set at our studio, and much more.

Enter our drawing for a chance to win a FREE mellBella Boudoir or PinUp session including hair/makeup! (up to a $500 value) ***Only ladies 21 years of age and older who attend this event are eligible to enter the contest.

 

Shirt Optional-- mellBella Closet

What’s Her Name?!? Contest WINNER

 

After much deliberation and entries, SHE finally has a name. Her name is Scarlet Rose.  She’s always a lady, classy, sexy, and fun. Congratulations to Jennifer of JW Weddings and Events for helping us name her and winning the mellBella What’s Her Name?!? contest.

Thank you everyone for your participation and keep checking our blog for the next contest or event.

Until next time, enjoy some of Scarlet Rose’s looks from the mellBella Closet.

Everything you see in the photos is available for you to borrow at your very own mellBella Photography Session. #mellbellawhn

International-- mellBella Closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuschia Lace-- mellBella Closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood-- mellBella Closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirt Optional-- mellBella Closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsy Style-- mellBella Closet

What to Wear for Your Boudoir Shoot- Bits of Lace

That age old decision of what to wear just got more complicated as you are now looking for some specific items for your private boudoir photography session with mellBella. Luckily in Charleston, we have a great locally owned an operated fine lingerie store– Bits of Lace.

They not only carry bras, underwear, lingerie, and sleepwear. They also have a sweet bridal lingerie section for all your brides to be. Bits of Lace is known for being Bra Fit Specialists and have been in Charleston since 1976. We have quite a few options in our mellBella Closet from here, but you should definitely check them out either on King Street, Mount Pleasant, or even online. Those ladies will make sure that you have quality, exquisite lingerie that fits you perfectly.

A few of our favorite things that you can find there are:

Hanky Panky Lace Tank Chemise Black

Hanky Panky Lace Tank Chemise Black

This  Lace Tank Chemise   from Hanky Panky comes in a variety of colors and looks great on all body types. Pair it with a great fitting bra and the cute and comfortable Hank Panky Signature Lace Original Thong or get a more vintage look with their Signature Lace Retro Thong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prima Donna Twist Love Me Tender Demi

 

We love all the fabrics and color options that the Prima Donna line gives you. This sultry plum and black demi is on sale now. What’s your favorite color? Do you prefer lace, polka dots, stripes, etc? Beautiful bras in all sizes, and yes, some even in nursing bras!!! Pick your favorite for your photo session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Jo Jane Fiesta Red

And, don’t forget to bring some bright colors for your boudoir photo shoot. You don’t have to be stuck with a thong or granny panties. We love the texture and details of these from Marie Jo. Avoid the horrible G-strings and go for something more comfortable and feminine.

Keep checking back for more suggestions on what to wear or check out our mellBella Boudoir Photography Pinterest Board.

Make it sexy, Ladies!

 

guardians of the sexy tour 2

Coming Up in Guardians of the Sexy Tour

Come check out our studio, our photographers, our products, and……

enter for a chance to win a FREE mellBella Boudoir or PinUp Session!!!

Come see why Mell Bell and Wanda, the Guardians of the Sexy, are taking Boudoir Photography in Charleston to the next level. Check out our PinUp and Feminine sides too. You won’t be disappointed.

guardians of the sexy tour 2

 

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What’s Her Name?!? Contest

We need your help to name the newest member of the mellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography team! She lives in our Charleston studio, and she only wears what’s in our ever growing mellBella closet.

She’s sexy, sassy, but ALWAYS classy. What’s her name?!? She’s a lady, a vixen, a super model, and an all around girl next door.

Rules!
#1- 21 years old or older only
#2- Share, Tweet, Pin, Google+ or Instagram any of the photos with the hashtag #mellbellawhn and your name suggestion
#3- One name per Share, but you can enter as many times as you want.
#4- Contest ends Saturday, Feb 14th.

Winner gets an awesome prize! Think shopping gift card!!! We’ll be adding new photos every few days 🙂

 

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