Boudoir FAQ

Boudoir Q & A Podcast

Mell Bell and Wanda and I were recently on a Podcast. And not just any old Podcast but it was Weddings from the Pros!!! A local and amazing Podcast filled with lots of great info for wedding planning, but of course, we put on our spin on it. On the pod, we chatted with Nathan Whitworth of Angled Light Photography and Kendall Kapanzhi of Wedding Festivals.

While we did talk about boudoir photography as it relates to a wedding gift, there’s soooo much more about one core beliefs, our process, our experience, and lots of answers to common boudoir questions. Like, why do a boudoir session? And, how do you choose a boudoir photographer? So check it out and let us know what you think.

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    If you have any questions, great! If you are ready to book, even better.

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    Bridal Boudoir on Lowcountry Live from Wedding Week

    We always love appearing on Lowcountry Live, and wedding week was the perfect time to talk about bridal boudoir photography. Brides, this is THE. BEST. GIFT. EVER! Bring your veil, and we guarantee that he’ll never look at it the same way again. Be sure to watch the video below to see a few of the items from the mellBella Closet and our popular Amore Book. Although the contest and event in the video have passed, be sure to look for our next event this summer! Book now.

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    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!

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    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.

    Free “My Wedding Planning Bag” Canvas Tote for every bride!

    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.







    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.



    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.

    MB Panty

    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!

    The Amore Book- Boudoir Album Crystal Glance Cover

    The Amore Book – Boudoir Album

    It has been such a journey to finally introduce our newest boudoir album. We ordered a few samples, and each time something wasn’t right. It had to be perfect, and she had to have just the right name. Finally, here she is…  The Amore Book!!!

    The Amore Book- Boudoir Album Crystal Glance Cover

    Elegant and chic. She travels to us all the way from Italy! She’s a one-of-a-kind, custom designed beauty. She features a gorgeous crystal glance cover and a sleek presentation box. It’s the perfect way to display and protect your album.  Obviously, our favorite colors are pink and black, but we have many more fabric or leather colors you can choose.  She comes with 30 thick pages on luxurious satin photographic paper, but we can always add more pages to include ALL the photos you love. She’s the perfect addition to the mellBella Boudoir Album family. That’s Amore! ‪

    The Amore Book- Boudoir Album with box

    The Amore Book- Boudoir Album binding Inside The Amore Book- Boudoir Album

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    What’s Her Name?!? Contest WINNER


    After much deliberation and entries, SHE finally has a name. Her name is Scarlet Rose.  She’s always a lady, classy, sexy, and fun. Congratulations to Jennifer of JW Weddings and Events for helping us name her and winning the mellBella What’s Her Name?!? contest.

    Thank you everyone for your participation and keep checking our blog for the next contest or event.

    Until next time, enjoy some of Scarlet Rose’s looks from the mellBella Closet.

    Everything you see in the photos is available for you to borrow at your very own mellBella Photography Session. #mellbellawhn

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    The Bellissima Book

    Our most popular boudoir product is the Bellissima Book. Uniquely designed album with your photos. It comes with 20 pages on rigid pearl paper, but you always add more. You get to choose from sensual leather or fabric covers to create the perfect gift.

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