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She's My Hero Project

She’s My Hero Sponsors

To celebrate women, their diversity and empowerment, mellBella Photography created the She’s My Hero Project to raise funds for the Center for Women.

Back in March for Women’s History Month, we held the She’s My Hero Contest where we asked local women to tell us who their heroes were.  The contest winners received a photoshoot from mellBella styled as their hero. Also, each winner received a gift basket filled with donations from local businesses.

she's my hero gift basket

The photos from the contest winners will be in the 2019 She’s My Hero Calendar. ALL sales of the Calendar will benefit the Center for Women directly. To be included in the calendar, all sponsors must have all information submitted by August 31st. Silent Auction donations should be submitted by September 28th.

On October 10th at Boone Hall, mellBella Photography along with our fabulous sponsors will host the She’s My Hero Calendar Launch Party. Details and tickets coming soon!

We are looking for sponsors for the calendar & event as well silent auction donations, especially from women-owned businesses. We hope you will partner with us for this event. Contact us to receive more information.

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She’s My Hero- Jessica

When we decided we wanted to do a big fundraiser for the Center for Women, we had no idea what we wanted to do. We wanted to honor women. We wanted to support women. And we wanted to do something nice for women who do so much for others by honoring them in a calendar through the She’s My Hero Contest. We asked for submissions, and we had a really, really tough time narrowing it down to 10 women. One of those women was Jessica Kirby. When we read her story and her love of raising the spirits of hospitalized children, we knew she was special.

Here is a small selection Jessica wrote to us:
“I also enjoy volunteering at local hospitals and shelters for the kids as Wonder Woman. It’s amazing when I visited the kids at the hospital and how much they even loved Wonder Woman and that made me feel like a super hero.”
Tragically,  Jessica was killed on Sunday night in a vehicle collision. We are absolutely heartbroken over the loss of our Pinup Wonder Woman. Jessica, thank you for your desire and actions to make the world a better place. You will not be forgotten by those who’s lives you touched. You truly were a Wonder Woman!
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Celebrate International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History, and what should we do about it? Celebrate, of course! International Women’s Day is Thursday, March 8th, and we’ve got two great ways to share and celebrate with your friends.

First, have you picked up the latest issue of Skirt! Magazine?

skirt! magazine march 2018 cover

After reading about some amazing local women, turn to the back cover, grab your friends, and take a photo together. Be sure to tag @skirtcharleston and use the hashtags #skirtforIWD and #PressforProgress.
We are so excited to partner with Skirt! Magazine for the She’s My Hero Project and some other surprises TDB.

skirt! magazine march 2018 back cover

NEXT… we love giveaways and celebrating women for everything they do. So when we found these shirts, we had to get them. And now, we’re going to give them away.

international women's day shirt

Here’s how to enter our drawing for a chance to win one of the shirts:

  • Post of photo of yourself on Instagram or Facebook holding a note celebrating or encouraging women
  • Tag us on Instagram @mellbella or Facebook  at mellBella Boudoir & Pinup Photography
  • Add the hashtag #mellbellaIWD
  • Winners will be announced on our social media and will be able to pick up their shirt at our studio on Thursday, March 8th– International Women’s Day

We’ll be posting our photos too, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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She’s My Hero Project Announcement Video

It’s been a dream of ours for a long time to create a great fundraiser to celebrate and support women in our community. We didn’t want to do it alone because together we can make an even bigger difference in our world. So, we created the She’s My Hero Project to raise funds for the Center for Women. We chose the Center for Women as our charity because they truly help women succeed personally and professionally through education, skill building, networking, and much more. In addition to raising funds, we also want to raise awareness about their programs to help even more women. Check out the video below for our big announcement from our appearance on Lowcountry Live:

Want to donate to the silent auction or be a sponsor? Just send us an email at info@mellbella.com

 

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She’s My Hero Contest

To celebrate women, their diversity and empowerment, mellBella Photography presents the She’s My Hero Contest– the Biggest Contest we’ve ever done with 10 Winners!She's My Hero 10 Free Photo Shoots

Yes, you read that right… we’re giving away 10 Feminine Photo Shoots, including hair/makeup and styling! At their mellBella photo shoots, the 10 winners will be styled as their hero or with a photo of their hero. Also, all winners will receive a gift basket filled with fabulous items from our sponsors. 

All ladies 21 years old and up are eligible to enter. To enter, send us an email at info@mellbella.com with:

  • Your name and phone number
  • A recent photo of yourself (we love selfies!)
  • A little something about yourself
  • Who is your female hero and why she inspires you

Your hero can be real or fictional. Entries will be accepted from February 8-16th. Winners will be notified on February 19th. As part of Women’s History Month, the photo shoots will take place at the mellBella Photography studio March 5-9th. (Be sure the check out the Contest Details Section below).

Each winner’s photo from her She’s My Hero session will be in the 2019 She’s My Hero Calendar. And here’s the best part, ALL Sales of the She’s My Hero Calendar will benefit the Center for Women.The Center for Women helps women build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Through their informative educational programs, networking opportunities, and skill building workshops focused on personal and professional development, they offer a wide selection of special opportunities for women to learn, thrive, and succeed. In all that they do, they are committed to creating a network of women who are equipped have economic success and become leaders in their personal, professional, and community lives.

The fun and fundraising doesn’t stop there.This fall (date TBD), mellBella Photography along with our fabulous sponsors will host the She’s My Hero Calendar Launch Party. All winners, friends, family, sponsors are invited as well as the general public. Along with Calendar sales, we will have vendors, silent auction items, etc. to raise even more money for the Center for Women. We are looking for others to partner with us for this event, especially women-owned businesses. Contact us for sponsorship and donation opportunities. 

She's My Hero Sponsors

CONTEST DETAILS: No purchase is required to enter or win the contest. This contest is limited to women who are 21 years old and up. Entries for the She’s My Hero Contest will only be accepted from February 8, 2018 at 11am to February 16, 2018 at 11:59pm.  To enter the contest, you must contact mellBella Photography via email at: info@mellbella.com with a recent photo of yourself, your phone number, a little something about yourself, and which female is your hero/role model and why. Your hero can be real or fictional. All entries must be submitted via email to info@mellbella.com. Entries will NOT be accepted via social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) nor standard mail. All contestants to the She’s My Hero Project agree that their submission will become the property of mellBella Photography to use for promotional and marketing purposes for the She’s My Hero Contest/Project and may be included in the She’s My Hero Calendar or the Launch Party. The She’s My Hero Photo Shoots will take place March 5-9, 2018 at the mellBella Studio. All winners agree to allow mellBella Photography to use the images from their She’s My Hero photo shoot for our samplework, print and online marketing, website, and project sponsors.

 

 

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What’s Happening with mellBella in February 2018

February… it’s not quite spring, but we are filling this month with a little something for every one. You ready?!?

mellBella Gives Back

February 6th- Donation Day

Join Mell Bell & Wanda Cavazos  at 10:30 am at Old Navy on Rivers Avenue. We will be shopping for items to donate to two of our favorite charities: PeopleAgainstRape and Florence Crittenton Programs
Then we will head downtown to deliver to the donations for them. If you can’t make it on February 6th,  feel free to drop off donations at the studio Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am – 5 pm before 2/6/18.

mellBella Big Reveal

February 8th- Big Announcement on Lowcountry Live

We have a secret, and it’s a big one. We are dying to tell you, but you’ll have to tune in to Lowcountry Live   online or at ABC Channel 4 on Thursday, February 8th at 10am to find out. Here’s a hint– It’s just for the ladies!

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February 18th- Wedding Festivals Charleston

LADIES!!! Please join us at at the North Charleston Convention Center at Wedding Festivals. Drop in from Noon to 5PM. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 online.
Meet our expert boudoir & pinup photographers, see our work, ask ALL the questions, and register for a chance to win a FREE photo session with us, which includes professional hair and makeup! ALL Ladies 21 and up are eligible to participate. We’ll help you create the Best. Groom’s. Gift. Ever!

mellBella is the best gift ever

February 24th- Bellissima Boudoir Marathon

We set aside this Saturday to do nothing but classy, sexy photos shoots all day long. We have limited sessions available, and you can check out available times and get all the info at: Bellissima Boudoir 2018 What are you celebrating? Wedding? Anniversary? Birthday? Yourself? We’ll help create the best gift for your significant other and yourself.

Giving Back this November 2017 with mellBella

Tis the season of giving. And there’s lots of ways you can give back to local charities and support some wonderful causes. Here’s what’s going in November:

Saturday, November 4th

We’re so proud to sponsor The Lowcountry Highrollers from 9am-12pm at Riverfront Park in North Charleston for Brunch Run 5k to benefit Fresh Future Farm. Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s a great family-friendly way to start off the weekend and support our local community, farming, and education. You can walk or run your way through this 5k, or if you can’t make it, your can participate virtually. Register online at: https://www.racemine.com/Lowcountry-Highrollers/events/2017/brunch-run-5k

fresh future farm brunch run

 

After brunch, it’s time for lunch on November 4th. Rock your way over to Park Circle for Rockabillaque. It’s the 5th Annual Event filled with cars, bikes, pinups, music, food and more, and it benefits Valiant Animal Rescue + Relief and The Movember Foundation. There’s so many ways to support animals and men’s health. We’re excited to sponsor the 2017 Pinup Contest for Miss Rockabillaque. You can find out more info or register online at: http://www.rockabillaque.com/register-pin-up

 

rockabillaque pinup contest 2017

 

And finally, now through November 21st, let’s support One80 Place this Thanksgiving. Just bring a $20 donation or items from their Wish List:  http://one80place.org/wish-list/ to our studio. Your donation goes to help the homeless through One80 Place, and we’ll give you a mellBella Gift Bag valued over $100.

Make this a November to remember
by giving back together.

mellbella gives back one80 place

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LuLa Roe Fundraiser to Benefit the Center for Women

Back in February of this year, we got to help celebrate, fund raise, and support local women. We stepped out of our studio photographed the dance floor, silent auction, and fashion show. The theme was Fashion through the Decades.  ALL proceeds went directly to the Center for Women.  The Center for Women advocates and educates South Carolina women to help them succeed in their professional, community, and personal lives. They have training workshops, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and so much more. Check them out!

Around 60 local and traveling LuLa Roe consultants came together to donate their time and money for this awesome cause. Each consultation even donated an entire outfit for the Silent Auction, and several companies donated gift certificates, food, service, time, and awesome additions to the complete each LuLa Roe outfit.

Thank you to all the companies and individuals for your donations and time that raised a total of $7,707 for the Center for Women.

lularoe center for women fundraiser

Event sponsors:

If you or a woman you know, is needing job help, looking for financial management education, mentoring, or just looking to give back, please contact the Center for Women.