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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! 

Claire M. – Norman North Senior – Oklahoma Senior Photographer


I’m just a little bit obsessed with these…and by a little bit I mean a lot a bit. Sweet Claire is basically a porcelain doll – the most flawless skin, radiating smile, and unbelievably natural in front of the camera (especially for a high school senior!). But her beauty radiated from the inside out and that was so apparent during our time together. Thankful to have had this opportunity to get to know her a bit! AND she’s going to be a Sooner! Woohoo!!!

After shooting with Claire, I found myself trying to remember who I was and where I was, emotionally and spiritually, as a high school senior. I wrote down a couple things I wish I could tell my 17 or 18 year old self – scroll all the way down to see if you could have used them too!

Here are 3 things I wish I could tell my 17/18 year old self:

  • Be patient (still working on this one) – with people, with yourself, and with your dreams. Everything takes time.
  • Smile more. It’s contagious. And it looks good on you.
  • Invest in yourself and in who you are. Self-confidence will follow.

What do you remember about yourself as a high school senior? Let me know in the comments!

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