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.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

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.

 

Save

mell bell and wanda cavazos charleston boudoir photographers and pinup photographers

Happy New Year 2017

A very happy new year to you!  We’ve have a lot of great things in store for mellBella and you…   Here’s to 2017 being your best year yet! Be sure to check out our video below that’s sure to put a smile on your face.

About mellBella Photography

 

A brief introduction to the mellBella Photography– the top boudoir and pinup photographers in Charleston, SC.

mellBella Photography is a Charleston, South Carolina boudoir photography studio. Owners and photographers, Mell Bell and Wanda, are BFFs and have a created the mellBella Boudoir Experience that goes beyond a regular photo session and brings it to the next level of classy, beautiful, and fashion inspired photography.

With every mellBella session, our all-female professional team provides hair and makeup styling, photography, style consulting, and expert model posing.

We guide you through every step of the way and show you how to pose. We like to get a variety of expressions throughout your session because laughing is sexy, smiling is sexy, subtle is sexy, smolder is sexy, etc.

Best. Gift. Ever! We specialize in boudoir photography, pinup photography, and feminine fine-art photography.

pinup girl on phone

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!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

mellbella prima bella ladies only

Become a Prima Bella

mellbella prima bella did you hearmellbella prima bella text 22828mellbella prima bella first to hearmellbella prima bella exclusivemellbella prima bella free sessionmellbella prima bella ladies only

 

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.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

fairy godmother

Treat Yourself 2016

We’ve got a lot of reasons to celebrate, so we wanted to share the joy with you this summer with our Treat Yourself 2016 event for not just one month but for all of August and September.
 
Book any week day mellBella session with us for August or September 2016 and get an amazing gift bag of swag to treat yourself. 
 
The gift bag is a $150 value and includes:
$100 coupon for your next mellBella session
$25 coupon for hair or makeup service with Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry
Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer, Lip gloss, Nail Polish,
Candle, Bath Bomb, and Chocolate
 
Book your week day August or September session by July 15th and get FREE lashes with your session. $20 Value
This special does not apply to any weekend dates. Just contact us to select your date and time. Isn’t it time to Treat Yourself?

One Image Wednesday – Pinup

This Wednesday, we are talking about pinup photography. It’s flirty and fun photography with a retro twist. Imagine yourself in the glamorous hair, makeup, and clothing styles from the 40s, 50s, or 60s.  Or you can pick another time period, if you like. Your transformation starts with hair and makeup styling, then add some pearls, some vintage props, and imagination to take you back in time and around the world. At mellBella, we spend some extra time and magic to transport you to the wild, wild west, across the pond, or who knows? We even have a selection of outfits and accessories that you can borrow from the mellBella Closet as part of your session. Of course, you will want to bring at least 2 outfits or more or even you’re whole closet. We’ll help you pick the best looks for your pinup journey.  So whether you want to be Marilyn Monroe or Bettie Page, we have lots of ideas for you. Where do you want to go?

americana pinup howdy

wanda and mell bell rocking pinup style

Boudoir Versus Pinup Photography Part 1

Earlier this year,  we appeared on television on Lowcountry Live.  Twice! The first time, we talked about boudoir photography, what it is, and why you should do it. Then, we switched gears for the second appearance and talked about pinup photography.  Check out the videos below to find out more.