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.

Introducing ‘Just Be Natural’

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Each and EVERY year, we look for ways to improve the mellBella experience and bring something new to our clients. We decided to renovate parts of the studio to add a bigger variety of looks or moods for your sessions. We know that sometimes you want to feel a little more natural, relaxed, and cozy. Plus, once we found this unique egg chair, we HAD to have it. We had to do some internet sleuthing , visit multiple stores, and take it out of its HUGE box just for it to fit inside the car.

Below are just a images we took so you can some ideas for your session with us. AND all the outfits and jewelry are pieces from our mellBella Closet, which are available to borrow at your session. Like a great girl friend, you can ALWAYS borrow something from our closet. 2019 is here, and we’re ready! Are YOU?!?

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She’s My Hero Event Highlights

What a whirlwind! On Wednesday night at Boone Hall, we had our BIG reveal at the She’s My Hero Calendar Launch Party to benefit the Center for Women. The weather threatened rain(and lots of it) earlier in the day, but we said RAIN or SHINE… it’s on! It turned out to be a warm evening with a cool breeze outside where guests enjoyed the marsh view on the Cotton Dock and the delicious paella, tacos, and noodle dishes from the Dashi Food Truck.  Throughout the night, guests enjoyed the music and the magical lighting from Lowcountry Entertainment.  Lovely flower arrangements in purple and white from Petaloso decorated the tables, and Justin Wham Weddings and Events helped coordinate, set up, provided the cozy seating area near the fireplace, and made sure the stage and the whole space was beautiful along with the rentals from Eventworks. And who doesn’t love something sweet?  Sweet Lulu‘s Bakery, Cocktail Caravan & Pedal Pub brought the wine, sangria, and a mouth watering selection of mini desserts.

Here’s just a quick look at some of the highlights:

It was only fitting that our Emcee was Erin Keinzle of Lowcountry Live, as she helped announced the contest that started it all back in February.  At the event after welcoming everyone, Erin introduced Lisa Dabney, Executive Director of the Center for Women, who talked more about what the Center does for women in business and their upcoming conference in November. Then, we (Wanda and Mell Bell) shared some personal stories and the WHY behind this whole event– to celebrate women, of course and tell their struggles and their stories. We also thanked several of the sponsors, such as Skirt Charleston whose mission is to celebrate and empower women with attitude.

And finally, it was the time we have been waiting for ALL YEAR LONG… revealing the hero photos to the women in the calendar and the whole world. Their reactions were heartfelt and priceless as they saw themselves as their heroes for the first time! The calendar sales opened, and the silent auction continued NOW with the canvas portraits of the Heroes as part of it.

100%… yes all of the proceeds of the silent auction and calendar went directly to the Center for Women. And at the end of the night, we raised almost $5,000, and it’s still climbing!

 

The fund raising continues as The She’s My Hero Calendars will be on sale for $20 each through the Center for Women. Get your calendar at their conference at Trident Technical College on Nov 15 and 16th or contact them for more info.

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!

 

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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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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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mellBella’s Big Announcement on Lowcountry Live Feb 8th

As always, we’ve been thinking, well scheming. We have something very exciting. Something big, and we mean, really big! We have so many amazing women who are part of it too! 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. After the show, we’ll have EVEN more info right here on our blog.

 

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Become a Prima Bella

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Ladies only! Friends tell friends about being Prima Bella with us, which gives them first access to all mellBella specials and news AND chances to win a FREE session through the year. Text PRIMABELLA to 22828 to get started.

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Introducing the mellBella Store

Drum Roll Please…. We are so excited for the next leg of our mellBella Journey… the mellBella Store. We found the softest material for our extra long tanks and baseball shirts. And our favorite product… mellBella Cheeky Panties, of course.  We even have fishnet stockings available! Just visit or contact us to place your order.

Tank Top $20
Panties $20
Baseball Shirts $25
Fish Nets $10

We’ll be adding more products to the mellBella Store periodically. We have some amazing things we are testing that we hope to have available later this year!

Mell Bell and Wanda Are on Lowcountry Live AGAIN

Look for us on Channel 4 on

Monday, February 8th at 10am.

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It’s Valentine’s Week on Lowcountry Live! We’ll be there talking about pinup photography, who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Retro. Flirty. Fun!Here’s three great reasons to watch:

  1. We’ll be giving away a FREE mellBella Pinup Photography Session, including hair and makeup.
  2. We’ll be sharing a mellBella Pinup SPECIAL  for those who watch.
  3. We’ll be styled from head-to-toe in fabulous retro fashions.

Pinup is back!  Watch to find out more this Monday, February 8th at 10am on Channel 4.