Giving Back this November 2017 with mellBella

Tis the season of giving. And there’s lots of ways you can give back to local charities and support some wonderful causes. Here’s what’s going in November:

Saturday, November 4th

We’re so proud to sponsor The Lowcountry Highrollers from 9am-12pm at Riverfront Park in North Charleston for Brunch Run 5k to benefit Fresh Future Farm. Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s a great family-friendly way to start off the weekend and support our local community, farming, and education. You can walk or run your way through this 5k, or if you can’t make it, your can participate virtually. Register online at: https://www.racemine.com/Lowcountry-Highrollers/events/2017/brunch-run-5k

fresh future farm brunch run

 

After brunch, it’s time for lunch on November 4th. Rock your way over to Park Circle for Rockabillaque. It’s the 5th Annual Event filled with cars, bikes, pinups, music, food and more, and it benefits Valiant Animal Rescue + Relief and The Movember Foundation. There’s so many ways to support animals and men’s health. We’re excited to sponsor the 2017 Pinup Contest for Miss Rockabillaque. You can find out more info or register online at: http://www.rockabillaque.com/register-pin-up

 

rockabillaque pinup contest 2017

 

And finally, now through November 21st, let’s support One80 Place this Thanksgiving. Just bring a $20 donation or items from their Wish List:  http://one80place.org/wish-list/ to our studio. Your donation goes to help the homeless through One80 Place, and we’ll give you a mellBella Gift Bag valued over $100.

Make this a November to remember
by giving back together.

mellbella gives back one80 place

mellbella wedding show booth

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!

mellbella corset being untied

 

need new clothing donations for people against rape

Giving Back- People Against Rape

Tis the season for giving… People Against Rape is always seeking clothing donations so they can keep the exam room stocked for survivors’ needs. Rape victims need new clothes to go home from the hospital. We want to help.

All donations must be new. All sizes of clothing is needed, they need a selection of men’s and women’s shorts, sweatpants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear/boxers, flip-flops, and sports bras for folks to wear.

You can drop off clothing donations at our studio, and we will take care of the delivery. We will drop off the first delivery the week before Christmas.

People Against Rape offers free confidential services to adult survivors of sexual assault in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties of South Carolina.  Their services include a 24-hour hotline, hospital accompaniment during Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFE), police and law enforcement accompaniment, court accompaniment, follow-up servicessupport groups, and an educational department.

You can also donate directly through their website: http://www.peopleagainstrape.org/donate

Don’t forget while you are shopping online at Amazon, you can support this cause. Just go to AmazonSmile and select People Against Rape to support. Then, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go to them.

 

Miss Rockabillaque 2016 Pinup Contest

mellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography is proud to sponsor  of Rockabillaque 2016!  It is the 4th Annual Festival in Park Circle / North Charleston on Sat, Nov 12th presented by Vive Le Rock Productions! We are hosting of this year’s Miss Rockabillaque 2016 Pin-Up Contest! The winner will win a photo-shoot with us and lots more! Register to be a Contestant at http://www.rockabillaque.com/register-pin-up

Don’t forget to stop by our mellBella Pinup Booth near The Barbeque Joint stage to say hey to Wanda, Mell Bell, and Cecilee!

At our booth, you can enter our contest for another chance to win a FREE mellBella Pinup Photo Shoot with us including hair and makeup! We also will have a very special pinup offer ONLY available for those ladies who come to our booth at Rockabillaque.

pinup contest miss rockabillque 2016

 

Rockabillaque is an All Day FREE to Attend Event including a Classic Car & Vintage Motorcycle Show (11-5pm), Live Music all Day & Night, Pin-Up Contest, Vendors, Tattoo Contest (Adult & Kids), Beard & Mustache Competition, Swing Dance Classes, Mr Rockabilly Contest, Fashion Show, a Photo Booth & More!! Full Schedule including Music Line-Up coming soon. More info at www.Rockabillaque.com

Presented by The Barbeque Joint, Pabst Blue Ribbon and American Biker. Other Sponsors include 105.5 The Bridge, 98 Rock, MellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography, Lowbrow Customs, Sourpuss Clothing, Cooper River Hydrographics & Printing, Hot Jazz Dance Club,  Holy City Beard & Moustache Society, and more!

A Benefit for This is Noteworthy (TIN) and Movember

Come out to Rockabillaque on Saturday Nov 12th!

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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.

 

 

Leap Into a New Look

Lowcountry Live’s Leap into a New Look Contest

Hi Ladies!

We’re partnering with the amazing crew at Lowcountry Live for the Leap into a New Look Contest. You can nominate yourself or someone you know for a total makeover.

Do you deserve a new look? Lowcountry Live is  accepting nominations for our Leap into a New Look Contest through February 17th!  Here’s What You win: Haircut, color, and style by Donnie Ray, One makeup application from Ooh Beautiful!, Gift cards to Apricot Lane North Charleston​ and  European Wax Center​, And a photo shoot by us at  MellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography​ to show off your new look!  The total prize package is $1500!  Just click the link below to apply and tell us why you or someone you know deserves a head-to-toe makeover and pamper session:

http://abcnews4.com/station/contests/lowcountry-lives-leap-into-a-new-look

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.

check out the mellBella bridal show booth

Meet Us at the Southern Bridal Show February 21st

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!

mellBella bridal show pink booth

Join us for the South’s Elite Bridal Event since 1990…Brides are able to meet face to face with wedding professionals and find everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams! You can SEE a photographer’s pictures, TASTE samples of cakes and foods from the caterers, SEE your future gown and the tuxedo of your groom on the fashion show runway, LISTEN to the music of your DJ, VISUALIZE the flowers that you will be carrying down the aisle, GET IDEAS for your bridal registry, PLAN your honeymoon and so much more! See the South’s most spectacular bridal fashion show production at 4:00pm with professional models, dancers, recording artists and live entertainment! In addition to getting lots of great ideas and seeing the latest trends, you will be able to save time and money while also having fun!

Wanda and Mell Bell of mellBella

Wanda and Mell Bell of mellBella

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