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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 […]

The Difference in Photo Print Quality | Where to Print Your Photos I’ve had this blog post idea in my head for several years, and I am somehow just now getting around to bringing it to life! My lack of promptness does not take away from it’s necessity, though! Today, we’re talking about photo quality […]

I’m gearing up for my favorite time of the year – graduation season! March through May is generally a marathon for me, full of shoots, blogs, and new celebrations. One of the best parts of it all is of course getting to meet so many new friends, but also getting to share a little bit […]

Part of my job is helping you to look your very best in front of the camera and there are a lot of little things I include in my MFP experience to achieve this. Today, we’re talking about three little adjustments you can make or directions you can give in your shoots (whether you’re the […]

Last weekend, I was doing a scout/run-through with my friend Austin before his proposal. We drove up to the park location we had chosen to see dozens of cars lining the streets. This was not normal. When we had visited a few weeks earlier (around the same time, on the same day of the week), […]

okc proposal ideas

Popping the question is such a FUN & unique moment in life, and it’s important that you are as prepared as possible as you begin the process! Outside of the basics – asking her parents for permission, designing the ring, picking a date, etc. – here are a few steps I recommend for how to […]

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