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! 

Phew…it’s been a long time coming! I wrote down M’s birth story within the first few weeks of her life, but kept it in my drafts for two reasons. One: I really wanted to wait to compare my memory with the notes from my midwives! I finally got the chance to sit down and do […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last week, my mom, sisters, and I left our kids and husbands at home and flew in to Boston for a little girls trip along the northeast coast! I was truly just along for the ride – my mom did most of the research ahead of time to formulate a loose plan but otherwise we […]

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