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! 

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!  […]

Ruthie’s Rodeo Theme Birthday Party I don’t know why I have such an affinity for rodeo and ranch life, but in my other life I would be a cowgirl. Maybe it started when I was in preschool – the best day of the year was Cowboy and Cowgirl Day. My stick horse and denim was […]

High schooler shows what to wear during for senior portraits

It was your typical hot and humid August evening when I headed to downtown Bartlesville for one of my latest senior portrait sessions.  Remember the Johnson family that I shared with you last December? Well, the youngest Johnson family member came back for her senior portraits!  Last December, I quickly realized how photogenic this family […]

Ruth’s Newborn Photos – At Home With the Russells Ruth’s first birthday is almost here! As I was preparing for her celebration, I found myself reminiscing on the sweet and fleeting season of having a newborn and the unique newborn photo experience. I feel like it took me a few months to really ease into […]

My Ultimate Home Birth Checklist We had our first home birth in November of 2021 and it was one of the most unique and special events of my life. I loved how Ruthie came into the world, the stories and photos we have to share with her as she gets older, and the evidence of […]

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