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Bellissima Boudoir 2016– Boudoir Marathon for Valentine’s Day

Let our expert Boudoir photographers Mell Bell and Wanda help you create a gift that only you can give your fiance/husband for Valentine’s Day, your spring wedding, to celebrate reaching your goals or birthday, or just because you NEED to feel beautiful.

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Our Bombshell Beauty package is $200 ($216 with tax) and includes a photo session with:

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from PaperDolls – Wedding Hair & Makeup
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
-Private consultation & viewing session
-Complimentary Champagne, little bites and sweet treats

Albums and products are available for purchase.

Book your session for January 22, 2016.

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Book by January 7th to get $50 OFF the Bombshell Package!

Come see what everyone is talking about with Charleston’s Best Boudoir Photography– the mellBella Experience.

 

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Naughty and Nice Christmas Boudoir Mini Sessions

One Night Only!!!

Make this holiday Merry and Bright for One Night Only with a Christmas Boudoir Mini Session by mellBella Photography. Bring a friend for a fun night in our Charleston Boudoir Studio!

pearl necklace boudoir

Our Stocking Stuffer Package is $125 ($135 with tax) and includes:

– 20 minute mini photo session with our expert boudoir photographers
– You Rocking Your Fav Outfit
– 25 Naughty Notes
– Private viewing and ordering session of your images THAT NIGHT
– Sips and sweets


What are Naughty Notes? Our sexy little note cards with one of your photos on one side, and room on the back for writing a note to your guy. Check out the sample below of the front and back of the card. Imagine your fav image on front.

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Select products will be available to purchase in time for Christmas. After your shoot, you’ll get to see and order your products before you leave. Orders must be placed that night.

Email us at mellbell@mellbella.com for more info and to reserve your session. Or call us at the studio at 843-767-6888

Book Now! Limited sessions available.

Payment in full + tax is required in order to secure your time slot! We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

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Christmas mellBella Style 2015

Our annual winter Boudoir Photography Event will be held at our 2000 square foot studio on November 21st & 22nd. Save your pennies and mark your calendar for a unique unforgettable time with our photographers Wanda and Mell Bell.

Best. Gift. Ever! Let our female staff help you create a gift that only you can give your fiance/husband for your wedding, to celebrate reaching your goals or birthday, or just because you WANT to feel beautiful.No excuses. You CAN do this!

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We are so excited to offer the Bombshell Package for $200 ($216 with tax).

Our Bombshell Package includes:

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from PaperDolls – Wedding Hair & Makeup
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Private consultation & viewing session
– Champagne, little bites and sweet treats

Limited space available!

Book by 10/21/2015 for $50 OFF the Bombshell Package for Christmas mellBella Style on November 21st & 22nd!!!

Bring your best gal pals! If you both book a session for this event, you BOTH get $30 in Product Credit towards your mellBella product(s).

Ask about our specials for military, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and return Bella Beauties. Contact us at info@mellbella.com for more info and to reserve your session.

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Turn Up the Heat 2015- mellBella’s Summer Boudoir Photography Event

subtle but sexy boudoirSummer is here, and the time is right… for Turn Up the Heat 2015! Our annual summer Boudoir Photography Event will be held at our 2000 square foot studio on August 29th & 30th. Save your pennies and mark your calendar for a unique unforgettable time with our photographers Wanda and Mell Bell.

Best. Gift. Ever! Let our female staff help you create a gift that only you can give your fiance/husband for your wedding, to celebrate reaching your goals or birthday, or just because you WANT to feel beautiful.No excuses. You CAN do this!

We are so excited to offer the Bombshell Package for $200 ($216 with tax):

mellBella's signature over the bed camera

Our Bombshell Package includes:

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from PaperDolls – Wedding Hair & Makeup
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Private consultation & viewing session
– Champagne, little bites and sweet treats

Limited space available!

Book by 7/17/2015 for $75 OFF the Bombshell Package!!!

Bring your best gal pals! If you both book a session for this event, you BOTH get $30 in Product Credit towards your mellBella product(s).

Ask about our specials for military, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and return Bella Beauties.  Contact us at info@mellbella.com for more info and to reserve your session for Turn Up the Heat 2015– August 29th and 30th!

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Shirt Optional-- mellBella Closet

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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Fuschia Lace-- mellBella Closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood-- mellBella Closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirt Optional-- mellBella Closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsy Style-- mellBella Closet

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Spring Break mellBella Style 2015

Did you miss out on our Keep It Classy Boudoir Event in March. By popular demand, our next Charleston Boudoir Day is Friday, April 3rd– Spring Break mellBella Style 2015.  A mellBella Boudoir Day Event is like no other experience. We clear our schedules and do nothing but beautiful boudoir sessions all day long. As always, your boudoir photo shoot is private.

Our Bombshell Beauty Package is $200 ($216 with tax) and includes:

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from PaperDolls
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Private consultation & viewing session
– Champagne, little bites and sweet treats
– Access to the mellBella Closet

Ask about our specials for military, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and return Bella Beauties. Limited space available!

Contact us at info@mellbella.com to pay your deposit and reserve your session.

What to Wear for Your Boudoir Shoot- Bits of Lace

That age old decision of what to wear just got more complicated as you are now looking for some specific items for your private boudoir photography session with mellBella. Luckily in Charleston, we have a great locally owned an operated fine lingerie store– Bits of Lace.

They not only carry bras, underwear, lingerie, and sleepwear. They also have a sweet bridal lingerie section for all your brides to be. Bits of Lace is known for being Bra Fit Specialists and have been in Charleston since 1976. We have quite a few options in our mellBella Closet from here, but you should definitely check them out either on King Street, Mount Pleasant, or even online. Those ladies will make sure that you have quality, exquisite lingerie that fits you perfectly.

A few of our favorite things that you can find there are:

Hanky Panky Lace Tank Chemise Black

Hanky Panky Lace Tank Chemise Black

This  Lace Tank Chemise   from Hanky Panky comes in a variety of colors and looks great on all body types. Pair it with a great fitting bra and the cute and comfortable Hank Panky Signature Lace Original Thong or get a more vintage look with their Signature Lace Retro Thong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prima Donna Twist Love Me Tender Demi

 

We love all the fabrics and color options that the Prima Donna line gives you. This sultry plum and black demi is on sale now. What’s your favorite color? Do you prefer lace, polka dots, stripes, etc? Beautiful bras in all sizes, and yes, some even in nursing bras!!! Pick your favorite for your photo session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Jo Jane Fiesta Red

And, don’t forget to bring some bright colors for your boudoir photo shoot. You don’t have to be stuck with a thong or granny panties. We love the texture and details of these from Marie Jo. Avoid the horrible G-strings and go for something more comfortable and feminine.

Keep checking back for more suggestions on what to wear or check out our mellBella Boudoir Photography Pinterest Board.

Make it sexy, Ladies!

 

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Wanda’s Boudoir Journey

Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to get personal with this post and really share more about me.
We all have our own stories and journeys. And it really seems like your journey that leads you to doing a boudoir shoot is shaped very much by your past, as much as it is about your present life. Okay, so here goes.
My self esteem, for most of my life, was low, really low. I was molested at a young age, which caused me to have feelings of shame and guilt about my own body. As a child, I grew up in a very poor, verbally abusive home. I got picked on school for not having nice clothes and since we moved A LOT, I was always the new kid. As a teenager, I was thin and besides a major overbite (which I was always self conscious about), I got lots of attention for boys. My home life hadn’t improved, so I got into lots of bad things and made many, many bad choices. I did, however, choose a good boyfriend, Roy. My life changed forever when I got pregnant during my Junior year of high school. I gained 50 lbs, got stretch marks and all the other issues that comes with pregnancy. Roy and I got married at 17 years old.
My daughter was born four months before I turned 18. I have never regretted having my daughter, however, I have always felt like I missed out on growing into my adult body. I never got to be the “perfect” bodied 20 something year old that I could have been, had I not gone through pregnancy so young. Having stretch marks and a little poochy tummy at 18 didn’t help me feel any better about my body image.
Every four years for 12 years, I had a baby. Yes, at one point, I had a 12 year old, 8 year old, 4 year old and a newborn… all girls. After all of that, I  had my first shoot. Mell Bell photographed me. And I photographed her (she was 4 months pregnant with her daughter).
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And… I loved it! I loved the photos of me. I loved the feeling of being photographed for my husband. Doing a shoot for my husband was like giving him another piece of me, a special piece that was just for him. It was something I chose and I could make it whatever I wanted it to be. I fell in love with boudoir photography. (Now I am gonna cry!) I fell in love for what it did for me and for what it does for the women we photograph. That’s why I am passionate about boudoir photography.
You got this!

Wanda