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Wear your off the shoulder sweater

One Image Wednesday- Off the Shoulder Sweater

This One Image Wednesday — Grab that off the shoulder sweater and SHOW OFF those shoulders! OR take a sweater that is a few sizes too big for a similar look. Neutral colors like gray are great, but don’t be afraid of a pop of color. Plus, you’ll be so comfy too. Just wear it.

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2020 DARE You Boudoir Experience

As you know, we have very few weekend appointments available throughout the year. If you need a weekend, you’ll want to jump on this ASAP for Saturday June 13th.

While continuing to celebrate our 10th year of photographing boudoir in Charleston, we have a dare for you. We…

DARE you to except your body. DARE you to celebrate it. DARE you to let go of any shame and guilt regarding your body and embrace it exactly as it is right now. We DARE you!

And if you need an excuse to go ahead and do it, you can use this session for…

  • Your significant other’s birthday gift
  • Your wedding gift to your future spouse
  • Your anniversary gift (they will never expect it!)
  • Celebrating your birthday
  • Celebrating that business, fitness, and/or personal goal
  • Running out of excuses and finally going for it

Are you ready to…

Accept our DARE?

CELEBRATE YOUR BODY?

Embrace YOUR VERSION of beautiful?

Our DARE You Package is $250 and includes:

– 1 hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry
– 1 hour Private Photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Personal Reveal & Ordering Session
– Champagne
– An Unforgettable Experience

Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited space available! And our DARE You Package is ONLY available for Saturday June 13th.

Click HERE to Reserve Your Session
We DARE you!

Wear THAT Dress

One Image Wednesday- THAT Dress

Happy Wednesday! It’s always a struggle to figure out what to wear for your photo shoot. But what about that dress you love?!? It doesn’t have to be a ballgown, but it could be. It doesn’t have to be your wedding dress, but it COULD be. It could even be that dress you wore on your first date, your anniversary, or your birthday. OR maybe it’s just your favorite dress that you wear to the beach. Don’t think I CAN’T WEAR THAT! Bring it to your mellBella session to see that dress in a whole new way.

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.

Listen on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bridal-boudoir-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/id1486145197?i=1000463421261

Or Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/episode/5SlXzHwuqonUl6ArBtWUwR

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2020 Be Bold Boudoir Experience

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2020 marks the beginning of our 10th year photographing boudoir in Charleston. Plus it’s a leap year, so what better way to celebrate than with taking some time to see yourself from a different perspective… embracing your body exactly as it is right now?

Plus, if you have a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming, you can use that as the final push to believe in yourself enough to finally do it! It’s 2020, and it’s time to BE BOLD.

Are you ready to…
LOVE YOUR BODY?
Celebrate your femininity?
Create a gift just for yourself or maybe share it with something special?

Our Be Bold Package is $250 and includes:

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Personal Reveal Session
– Champagne and sweet treats

Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited space available!

Ask about our specials for military, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and returning Bellas.

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with love from Mell and Wanda

2020 New Year

Mell Bell and Wanda the photographers and founders of mellBella Photography

Happy New Year from mellBella! It’s 2020. It’s a new year and with that it means there fresh excitement for change, hope, and love. For growing, dreaming and achieving, building a better world filled with justice and love, making positive connections, for surviving and getting through, gratitude, and as always kindess.

We don’t know what all this new year holds. Some people say 2020 is the year of clear vision…haha. But we have some ideas and dreams that we look forward to bringing to you this year.

Our motto for this year is timeless advice:

“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else!” RuPaul

Thank you for your trust, your support, and just being yourself. To 2020!

Don’t Miss Out

NEWS FLASH… We have some big changes coming to mellBella Photography. We are focused on creating the best experience and service (new sets, more outfits, etc.) for our Bellas, and the time has come to change our prices to keep up with and expand the experience you know and love from mellBella. But the new pricing won’t take effect until June 9, 2019. So, if you’ve thought about booking your first session or another session with us this year,

NOW IS THE TIME! Our current pricing will be good through June 8 for ANY 2019 Boudoir session booked by June 8th.

We’ll be announcing the new session fees and pricing in the coming weeks, but for now, you can still book a 2019 boudoir session with us on available weekdays Monday-Friday for $300 for a two hour photo shoot or $200 for a one hour. Both sessions include professional hair and makeup styling.

The session fee does not include any prints or products. You make your purchasing decisions at your photo reveal appointment 1 – 2 weeks after your shoot. Our albums and the investment starts at $500. That is a for a 5×5 petite book with 10 pages and it goes up from there.

Are you ready to…
LOVE YOUR BODY?
Celebrate your femininity?
Create a gift just for yourself or maybe share it with something special?

Deadline for this special has passed.

Ask about our specials for military, first responder, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and returning Bellas.

Summer 2019 Boudoir Marathon

ONE DAY ONLY… this summer! Is it your time to shine? The weather is FINALLY getting warmer, and what better way to celebrate than with a boudoir photo shoot of your very own. Let’s be honest, you’ve been wanting to do this for years, and THIS IS OUR ONLY WEEKEND DATE for Summer 2019.
Are you ready to…
LOVE YOUR BODY?
Celebrate your femininity?
Create a gift just for yourself or maybe share it with something special?
Details below.

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Saturday, June 8th- $200

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from Sarah Pearson Artistry
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Private consultation and viewing session
– Champagne and sweets

Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited sessions available!

Ask about our specials for military, first responder, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and returning Bellas.

News Flash Friday- April 2019

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Summer Boudoir Marathon

Announcing the one the ONLY mellBella Summer Boudoir Marathon will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mark your calendars now and make your plans to book your session before they run out.

When will it be announced?

We will be giving away 1 session to our June 8th Boudoir Marathon. Details and how to enter for your chance to win will be announced on our Facebook Page on April 8th. You will have until TAX DAY April 15th to enter, and the winner will be announced by April 18th.

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Wedding Festivals Fall 2019

Our next scheduled wedding show is on Sunday, September 8th at the Charleston Area Convention Center. So, if you or your friend is getting married, bring the whole crew to our booth. We ALWAYS have something extra special at our booth ONLY available for those who attend. As always, Ladies ONLY!

mellBella Fun Facts

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What’s new in 2019 at mellBella…

  • We’ve added a new album and some gorgeous wall portraits for you to proudly display some of your photos in your home.
  • We’ve renovated the studio and added new sets/furniture. There’s always something new at mellBella. Next up, we will be updating our website too!  
  • Mell Bell and Wanda and dreaming up something special for this fall. Stay tuned for details!

Introducing ‘Just Be Natural’

mellBella Photography Set- Just Be Natural

Each and EVERY year, we look for ways to improve the mellBella experience and bring something new to our clients. We decided to renovate parts of the studio to add a bigger variety of looks or moods for your sessions. We know that sometimes you want to feel a little more natural, relaxed, and cozy. Plus, once we found this unique egg chair, we HAD to have it. We had to do some internet sleuthing , visit multiple stores, and take it out of its HUGE box just for it to fit inside the car.

Below are just a images we took so you can some ideas for your session with us. AND all the outfits and jewelry are pieces from our mellBella Closet, which are available to borrow at your session. Like a great girl friend, you can ALWAYS borrow something from our closet. 2019 is here, and we’re ready! Are YOU?!?