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Prima Bella Exclusive

Great news! At mellBella Photography, we’re always trying to make The mellBella Experience even better. We are a creative photography studio specializing in the female form and empowering women. We wanted to make sure that you had an easy, private, and fun place to answer your questions, share wardrobe suggestions, tips, stories, and so much more. So, we created Prima Bellas.

What is a Prima Bella? 

A woman who is a mellBella client or potential client who gets first access to ALL mellBella Specials and News and has chances to win a FREE session with us throughout the year.  A woman who wants to celebrate her unique beauty, femininity, and strength. Truly, a VIP.

How do I join? 

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

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. 

We will answer ALL the questions. You know you have them, and we want you to be prepared and excited for your session with us. We can’t wait to work with you!

 

 

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! 

 

mellbella boudoir man's shirt and tie

One Image Wednesday- Jewelry

Happy Wednesday! Details like jewelry as so important. Don’t forget to bring your ring(s),  necklace, or other jewelry that your significant other gave you. It’s the perfect to your session to make it even more personal. If you forget to bring any jewelry, don’t worry. We have plenty of gorgeous necklaces and a few bracelets from the mellBella Closet to add to your look. Go with a classic long strand pearls for one outfit then change it up to glam with an extra sparkly statement necklace.mellbella boudoir man's shirt and tie

One Image Wednesday- Surprise

What do you think surprised her? mellBella Pinups are ALL about expressions from surprised to sultry from shocked to smiling. At your mellBella Photography Pinup Session, be sure to channel your best Lucille Ball expressions. mellbella pinup popcorn surprise

mellbella's dressing room- the boudoir

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.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

We are so pleased and thankful to have been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings.  We just got our plaque, and we wanted to share it with you. You helped us win, and we wanted to say THANK YOU. You can view some of the very sweet reviews from our very own brides on The Knot. Thank you so much for your trust, your words, and for being yourself. We couldn’t have done this without Y-O-U.

“One of the greatest experiences EVER! Wanda and Mell are amazing. From the moment I walked in, nervous as anything, until receiving my final gift for my husband, they were fun, witty, hysterical, creative. They are professional and my album is phenomenal. Sarah, who did my hair and makeup knew just the look for me, a glammed up version of me. Once my shoot started, Wanda and Mell made me feel comfortable and walked me through how to pose. I couldn’t believe the pictures they showed me on the camera were really me. I was blown away. We laughed the whole time. When I came back to view my pictures a week later, I was overwhelmed. They made me feel and look sexy and beautiful. I would highly recommend booking with Wanda and Mell, they made everything perfect! My husband loves his gift!. Thanks Wanda and Mell for everything!”

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In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed over one million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

 

 

 

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mell bell and wanda headshot by Richard Bell Photography

2017-The First Big Announcement

Every year, we try to bring some new things to the mellBella Experience. 2017 is going to be an amazing year filled with lots of surprises. We’re proud to introduce the next step in our journey, and we can’t wait any longer to share it with you!

We love our old one, and it will still be around for a while. And get ready because this is just one of many new things to come. Thank you so much for your love and support!!!

wedding show booth with Cecilee, Wanda, and Mell Bell

Charleston Wedding Festivals Show February 2017

LADIES!!! Please join us at The Charleston Wedding Festivals Show on Sunday, February 19th at the North Charleston Convention Center. Drop in from Noon to 5PM. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 online.

Meet our expert boudoir & pinup photographers, see our work, and register for a chance to win a FREE photo session with MellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography that includes professional hair and makeup!

Can’t wait to see you there!

mellBella team Cecilee, Wanda, and Mell Bell 1

DaisySEE THE LATEST FASHIONS AND EXPERIENCE A PLATINUM MOCK WEDDING AND RECEPTION DISPLAY.

Daisy BRING THE GROOM – HE’LL ENJOY GROOM’S EXPO:
Today’s Groom is affluent, sophisticated, motivated and involved in planning the perfect wedding . An area for today’s Groom that is filled with samples and prizes.

DaisyFREE WEDDING BAG:
Free “My Wedding Planning Bag” Canvas Tote for every bride!

DaisyWEDDING WORKSHOPS:
Five wedding workshops throughout the day will feature designs and expert advice from wedding professionals. Workshop topics and times will be announced the week of each show on the Wedding Festivals Facebook Fan Page.

DaisyTONS OF DOOR PRIZES.

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mellBella Team Cecilee, Wanda, and Mell Bell at their wedding show booth

Visit the Charleston Bridal Show January 22nd 2017

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! We will also have some other specials available only to those ladies who visit our booth. ALL Ladies 21 and up are eligible to participate. We’ll help you create the Best. Groom’s. Gift. Ever!

Ladies, this is your special invitation to the most unique bridal show of the year! The Charleston Bridal Show will be held Sunday, January 22, 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.

a few our our gorgeous mellBella albums and products

* Experience over 100 other wedding vendors to help you plan your day.
* See the latest bridal fashions, props, and decor.
* Hear musicians set the mood and provide entertainment throughout the day.
* Smell and taste delicious hors d’oeuvres and enjoy wedding cake samples.

 

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