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Faces of mellBella

Who are the women that we photograph at mellBella? They are women just like you. 

Women with kids. Women without kids. Women battling infertility or miscarriages. Women in a great relationship. Women who got out of an abusive relationship. Women not in a relationship. Women about to get married. Women celebrating an anniversary. Women no longer married. Women who have never been married. Women celebrating goals or their birthdays. Women who need a break. Women who need to feel beautiful inside and out. Women who volunteer. Women who don’t take care of themselves because they are too busy taking care of others. Women caring for sick or dying family members.  Women who have lost weight. Women who have gained weight. Women whose bodies have changed with health or life in general. Women fighting or have fought depression, post partum, eating disorders, diabetes, cancer, and so many more difficulties.

Women with stretch marks, cellulite, age spots, wrinkles, big breasts, small or no breasts, tall, short,  thick hair, thinning hair, and everything inbetween. Women of different ages, races, sizes, and shapes.  Stay-at-home moms. Working mothers. Professional women. Military. First Responders. Strong women.  Strong women who feel weak. Awkward women. Silly women. Women who want to feel valued. Women who want to feel good about themselves. Women who come to our studio just as they are with the hopes of liking 1 or 2 photos of themselves for the first time in their lives. Women who generally like photos of themselves. Women who give and give and give some more. Women who want to show that they’ve still got it.

But one of the things that connects them all is that ALL women are beautiful. Women who are beautiful but don’t know it. Women who are beautiful inside and out. Women who want to see the beauty that others see in them. These women are just like you.

So, here’s to you, Bella. Thank you for everything that you are despite the struggles you are facing. Thank you for your trust in us. We love you! 

 

mellbella boudoir man's shirt and tie

One Image Wednesday- Jewelry

Happy Wednesday! Details like jewelry as so important. Don’t forget to bring your ring(s),  necklace, or other jewelry that your significant other gave you. It’s the perfect to your session to make it even more personal. If you forget to bring any jewelry, don’t worry. We have plenty of gorgeous necklaces and a few bracelets from the mellBella Closet to add to your look. Go with a classic long strand pearls for one outfit then change it up to glam with an extra sparkly statement necklace.mellbella boudoir man's shirt and tie

One Image Wednesday- Surprise

What do you think surprised her? mellBella Pinups are ALL about expressions from surprised to sultry from shocked to smiling. At your mellBella Photography Pinup Session, be sure to channel your best Lucille Ball expressions. mellbella pinup popcorn surprise

mellbella's dressing room- the boudoir

See Inside the mellBella Studio

As seen on Lowcountry Live, take a look inside our studio and hear about our process for The mellBella Experience with Mell Bell and Wanda. Boudoir is for every woman no matter what age or size. You are beautiful, and we can prove it.

mellbella wedding show booth

Summer Wedding Shows 2017

Attention Ladies!!! Brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and ALL Ladies 21 and up….

This summer, you have TWO chances to meet our expert photographers, TWO chances see our work and products in person, and TWO chances to win a FREE photo session with us that includes professional hair and makeup styling! All ladies 21 years old and up are eligible to register. We also have  specials available only to those ladies who visit our booth at the wedding shows.

First up, The Charleston Bridal Show is on Sunday, July 30, 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.

And finally,  The Charleston Wedding Festivals  is on Sunday, August 27th at the North Charleston Convention Center. Drop in from Noon to 5PM. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 online.

Also, if you or a a friend are looking for a wedding photographer, check out our brother company Richard Bell Photography who will be in the booth next to us.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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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!!!

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.

happy halloween 2016 flapper

Happy Halloween 2016

Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, and the whole mellBella team wish you a wickedly wonderful Halloween. May magic fill the air, and  your dreams come true!

happy halloween-2016 cinderella and her fairy godmotherAll outfits seen here are available in the mellBella Closet. What is your dream photo shoot?

 

 

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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.

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!

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