read my story

Summer girl, perfectionist, crazy popcorn lady, forever in love with Baker Mayfield and Nick Jonas, always nostalgic, always excited for more, Nashville-ex, Anthropologie addict, Texan at heart but Oklahoman for good, wannabe cowgirl, neutrals and pastels over bright colors every day of the week, home-body, passionately pursued by and pursuer of Christ.

Oh yeah! And photographer. :) Whether big or small, there are joys and magical moments worth capturing in every season. I am honored to have the opportunity to elevate those moments alongside you!

I'm Melanie.

HEY Y'ALL!

Growing up, I wanted to push pause on my favorite moments by photographing them. I found myself spending so much of my time taking terrible images with my point and shoot camera that I was never truly able to enjoy what I was experiencing — whether that was a concert or a night hanging out with friends.

I figured that if I invested in a nice camera, I could spend less time behind the lens and more time in the moment. As you can imagine, that investment only intensified the passion that I had developed for capturing those memories!

I put a lot of value in keeping things real and honest. I strive to capture moments that are natural, fresh, and full of confidence. I think we are our best and most genuine selves when we are in our element, with our people, or in our "happy place." That's where we're going to capture the truest photos of you.

In whatever season we are celebrating together, or whatever dreams you’re chasing, I hope that the moments we capture are ones that are delighted in, honored, and remembered for years to come.

...and the innate desire to do things differently. Go ahead and judge me for the boyband love — all I really wanted was to take better photos at their concerts! (And to marry Nick, but that's a story for another day!)

Jonas Brothers obsession.

MY STORY BEGINS with a

A non-exclusive list of my favorite people, places, and things!

OF MY HEART

Bits & Pieces

00.

Romans 8:28 - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

MY Purpose

Faith

01.

I was raised a Texas girl, with stints in Missouri, Illinois & Tennessee, but I now gladly claim Oklahoma as my forever home!

my alma mater & Adopted Home

Oklahoma

02.

Garden roses, hydrangeas, peonies, rananculus - if there is an arrangement in my home I'm a happy girl!

the simplest joy

Fresh Flowers

03.

What more could you ask for? The lake, BBQ, the Fourth of July, flip flops, and country music!

MY Favorite season

Summertime

04.

I've got 2 sweet parents, 2 sisters + their husbands, 3 nephews, and 1 niece I get to call family!

MY HEART

Family & Friends

05.

And just OU football in general! I'm on the field photographing every home game in the fall!

(insert heart eyes)

Baker Mayfield

06.

Seriously, I have a problem. You'll find me at Anthro OKC more often than I would like to admit!

What is self-control.

Anthropologie

07.

It took 12 mega-bags of Skinny Pop to make this photoshoot happen and I have no regrets.

MY SNACK OBSESSION

Popcorn

08.

It keeps me sane! It's also the only orange thing I will subscribe to #Boomer.

MY GO-TO WORKOUT

Orange Theory

09.

75

Average number of photos delivered

45

OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL GAMES ATTENDED

4

BAGS OF SKINNY POP ON HAND

400+

CLIENTS SERVED since 2012

Communicating efficiently, exceeding expectations, & including a few surprises along the way!

Elevating your confidence and creating a comfortable atmosphere for you to feel and look your best.

Educating you with resources and information about your photo session, my style and process, and the experience you will have.

Caring about YOU, your interests, experiences, and vision for the photos.

With everything I do, I strive to bring glory to the Kingdom of God. Knowing that I fall short of this daily, I am grateful for God's grace and the eternal work done by Jesus Christ on the cross. I take my faith seriously -  it is my biggest priority & my mission to love and serve you by using the gifts He's given me.

SERVING YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

I believe in...

Breana & will

"I wish I could put into words how thankful we are for the incredible job she did. Not only did she make us feel so comfortable, but we seriously had FUN. I am convinced she could not be more perfect for this job."

She could not be more perfect for this.

alyssa

"We genuinely couldn't have picked a better person to capture the joy my friends bring to my life. She made each of us feel so comfortable and did an amazing job directing a massive group of girls. I am forever thankful for the pictures she captured."

I am forever thankful.

Matthew & Shelby

"Melanie went above and beyond throughout the entire process. She brought so much insight and knowledge that it allowed the proposal to flow perfectly. She truly cares and loves capturing the innocent moments, the moments that Shelby and I will be able to look back on forever."

Melanie went above and beyond.

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THE MELANIE FOSTER EXPERIENCE

Leave your legacy.