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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! 

Where do I even begin with this one? What we thought was going to be a super straightforward, logistically perfect, and easy-breezy senior shoot TURNED spring OU campus proposal ended up having a lot of twists and turns along the way! David called me earlier this spring to talk about proposing to his girlfriend, Bailey! […]

I’m beyond thrilled to introduce y’all to the newly engaged Chase and Maddie! The future Coleys! Eeeek! We celebrated their winter proposal and the start of their next chapter on Friday night at the brand new Scissortail Park OKC – it was the perfect spot and ended up adding a “full circle” moment to their […]

highland park proposal

There are so many special details and personal touches to Alex and Allie’s story, and there was no greater joy than to be the one invited to help capture a monumental and memorable day for them! I originally got connected with these two through Austin & Riley, which is funny because I hadn’t even photographed […]

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), […]

Flippen Park is one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever seen. Apparently a bunch of other people think so, too, because I arrived there to meet Austin and almost couldn’t find a parking spot along the street in historic Highland Park. There were dozens of cars crowding the park and nearby homes. Once we […]

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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