Whether you’re a family in Bartlesville wanting to document this new season of life you're in, or a senior graduating and ready for photos to commemorate your hard work and success, I'd love to serve you!
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My home and family are my #1 priority. While I aim to be at my computer a couple times a week, my daily office hours do vary.
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"Everything was seamless"
"The communication, instruction and guidance she offered made everything seamless. I am amazed at the way Melanie transformed the most ordinary spaces into beautiful settings! Thank you, Melanie, for a terrific experience and for capturing these awesome photos!"
- Elise Archambo
"Easy to feel comfortable around"
"Melanie is responsive, kind, and easy to feel comfortable around! She's done our engagements, pregnancy announcement, and newborn photos - we've been excited every single time to get to spend an hour with her, chatting, catching up, and watching her work magic!"
- Taylor and Trevor Sweeney
"she fully captured his personality"
"Melanie was amazing. She was able to connect with our 17 year old son, who was reluctant to have photos taken. Her work is amazing and she fully captured his personality and beautiful images that I will cherish. Forever grateful."
- Melanie Austin, Dayton's mom
"how natural and easy!"
"One of my favorite things about our sessions with Melanie Foster Photography is how natural and easy she makes the entire process. We have loved every session with Melanie."
- Hope Langley
"IT WAS PERFECT"
"I can't rave enough about how wonderful Melanie is!!! I am in love with every single photo she took. She is so talented, kind, and easy to work with! I am so thankful Melanie was the one who captured this moment for us…it was perfect!"
- Chelsea and Anderson Brett
First things first, let me know you’re interested! I'd love to walk you through the process, providing guidance and sharing my expertise each step of the way. You wouldn't believe how often I hear, "I didn't expect this to be as fun as it was!" from MFP families and seniors.
I shoot as naturally as possible, all so I can capture true, genuine emotions. I will guide and prompt you and your family through intentional, natural prompts, however you can always move and flow with what feels comfortable to you. I use natural lighting and minimal editing to highlight the true-to-life beauty of the season you’re currently in.
I absolutely love tailoring every session to each individual client. So, I’ll find out from you where your family likes to spend time in Bartlesville, Tulsa, and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s on your family’s land or a park you visit most often, we can chat about the best places to tell your story. There are a handful of nooks and locations that I will personally select during your session based on the best lighting, availability, and your own interests!
The most important part of choosing outfits for your photo session is to choose something you feel comfortable and confident in. Neutrals, like blush, cream, soft blues and greens, and grays show up beautifully in photos. And if you’re still a little stuck, the MFP outfit guide will help you narrow down your outfit choices and how to coordinate picture-perfect outfits for your family or senior session.
Not even Gary England knows Oklahoma weather! I reserve several days each month for make-up photo sessions in case we get rained out on our original date together. If it looks like it’s going to rain on the day of your session, don't fret! We’ll chat about rescheduling.
I will hand-select the best of the best images from your photography session with me, with no maximum number of photos. Most galleries will have 50+ fully edited photos! You’ll get an email with a link to your gallery once it’s finalized. From there, you’ll be able to download, share, and print photos straight from your gallery.
After our session, I will start editing your full gallery before delivering it to you. You’ll receive your entire, fully edited gallery within three weeks of our session date!
Keeping in mind that April - May and September - November are often the busiest seasons for photographers, the farther out you plan for your session, the better! I typically recommend seniors book 6 months in advance, and families book 2-3 months in advance.