Welcome to the Melanie Foster Blog

celebrating OU seniors and Bartlesville and Tulsa families through photography.

Hey, y’all! 

I’m Melanie, the girl behind the lens at Melanie Foster Photography. Whether you’re getting ready for your upcoming OU senior or your Bartlesville or Tulsa family photography experience, I hope you’ll stay a while, pick up a few tips, and be inspired for your own MFP photo session! 

A family stands together for their family photo session with Bartlesville family photographer

If you’re anything like me, you love capturing as many milestones for your family as possible. Sometimes those are major milestones, like welcoming a newborn into your lives. Maybe it’s celebrating your high school graduate through a senior portrait session.   Sometimes, though, those milestones might be small in comparison. But you and I both […]

Dad stands with daughter and young toddler, facing away from camera

Nowadays, it seems like most people receive their images from their photographer and immediately upload it onto social media or the internet. It’s become a natural part of our lives at this point!  But every so often, I have clients who prefer to keep their children’s identities protected during family and children’s portrait photography sessions.  […]

Last October, we took our first big “getaway” since having Ruth! I had been dreaming about this first trip the entirety of Ruth’s life so we were excited for our two night stay at Big Cedar Lodge! When you’re in the throws of newborn life, you feel like you’re never going to have a normal […]

Mom holds newborn baby while dad embraces mom

In my decade of experience as a photographer, I’ve learned just how fleeting life’s most precious moments are.  In a blink of an eye, my little Ruth has grown from being swaddled in a blanket to toddling around our home.  I know other families feel the same way – that life moves so quickly! That’s […]

Woman stands in a creek in Bartlesville park

There is something so special about being an expectant mama. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, the excitement of knowing that you’re protecting and growing a bundle of joy never goes away!  After having Ruth, I have such a special place in my heart for all of the mothers-to-be. And I love getting […]

Mom laughs during newborn and family photography session

Having had Ruth, my love for newborn sessions has grown infinitely. While I’ve always loved capturing life’s different milestones, I feel like my heart expands even more when I’ve gone through the milestone myself.  So, naturally, I was beyond excited to meet up with my friend from college for a family newborn photography, OKC session!  […]

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