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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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Rockabillaque 2015 Recap: Night Fashion Show

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Rockabillaque 2015 Recap: Daytime

We had so much fun at Rockabillaque in Park Circle! We had the privilege of being on the BBQ Joint stage and hosting the Miss Rockabillaque contest. Many lovely ladies showed off their pinup and rockabilly style. Thankfully, we didn’t have to judge because all the ladies looked amazing! We even had one contestant borrow shoes from our mellBella Closet to complete her look. The winner of Miss Rockabillaque 2015 is named Bella! How perfect is that? She won a FREE Pinup Session with our studio including hair and makeup.

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mellbella at rockabillaque

In our booth, we got to share our Pinup Photos, some looks from the mellBella Closet, and explain a little about the mellBella experience with several potential Bella Beauties. Ladies also got to enter our drawing for a chance to win another FREE Pinup Session with us, but everyone got to walk away from our booth with a little something. We can’t wait to see Maxine again, the winner of our drawing to rock her pinup personality at her session.   rockabillaque2015-0006 rockabillaque2015-0005 Everyone was so friendly, and they keep asking to take a photo of or with Mell Bell and Wanda.

A very special thank you to our dear friend Sarah of Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artisty for doing hair in the perfect pinup styles for the event and for helping out in our booth to share the mellBella Pinup experience.

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Thank you Marie of Charleston Scene for getting a photo of us together at the event!

Simon Cantlon of Vive Le Rock Productions produced this quality FREE event that lasted all day and well into the night. The day included lots of music, rockabilly style, cars, bikes, and of course food! Don’t worry there’s all ready plans for next year. Rock on!

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Rock with Us at Rockabillaque 2015 in Park Circle

mellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography is proud to sponsor  of Rockabillaque 2015!

Stop by our mellBella Pinup Booth to say hey to Mell Bell and Wanda and register for a chance to win a FREE mellBella Boudoir or PinUp Session with us including hair and makeup!

Plus, we are the Co-Presenters of this years Miss Rockabillaque 2015 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/#!pin-up-contest/czzg


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Vive Le Rock Productions presents the 3rd Annual Festival in Park Circle / North Charleston on Sat, Nov 14th! An all day event including a Classic Car & Vintage Motorcycle Show (12-5pm), Live Music all Day & Night, Miss Rockabillaque 2015 Pin-Up & Mister Rockabillaque Contests, Vendors, Fashion Show, Tattoo Contest, Beard & Mustache Competition, Swing Dance Classes, Kid’s Tattoo Contest & Fashion Show, a Photo Booth & More!!

Come out to Rockabillaque on Saturday Nov 14th!

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Free Rockabilly Show 2015

 

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.

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lowcountry highrollers team

Lowcountry Highrollers Team

A few months ago, our studio was full with almost 40 women in skates. Why skates, you ask? They are the proud, the strong, the beautiful, and dare I say, bad ass women of Charleston’s own roller derby team The Lowcountry Highrollers. Be sure to check them out at their next bout and follow them on Facebook for some extra awesomeness.

We took tons of photos, and our fabulous artist composited the individual photos to create the huge team photo seen above. Special thanks to the amazing styling of Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry who worked tirelessly all day with her team to bring a little extra va-va-voom. Here’s just a few of their fierce and fun individual photos. We love The Lowcountry Highrollers!

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