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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! 

Delaney & Caleb – Lake Thunderbird Anniversary Photos


As someone who is not yet married, I usually end up taking in as much as I can from my couples about weddings, marriage, and just loving the heck out of someone else. I try to do this by asking questions and observing and let me tell ya – Delaney and Caleb are that couple that make everything look so easy. You can’t help but adore them. They’ve got sunshine in their souls that can only come straight from the Lord and it is R E F R E S H I N G. They were also incredibly patient with me as I explored this new territory of Lake Thunderbird (how have I lived here for so long and NOT shot here!?). Loving these two, loving lake sessions, and loving SUMMER!

A breath of fresh air I tell ya! Praise Jesus for the Deck’s and for new friendships!

ALSO – thankful for some of my sweet Instagram friends who shared their wisdom and experience from wedding planning & marriage! Here is what they said:

  • My biggest piece of marriage advice is to not take other people’s advice too seriously! Sounds funny but if you and your spouse are on the same page then that’s what matters, even if it’s not what your parents, friends, etc think you should do! – Kelli Votruba (@kaygeevee64)
  • I think my favorite advice, aside from putting God first, is that marriages are like fingerprints. No two are the same, so try not to compare yours to anyone else’s. – Kaitlyn Bullard (@thebigandbright)
  • I would tell nearly engaged couples to soak it in. Take a moment to enjoy this sweet and special time. It’s okay not to go straight into planning mode! Don’t worry about making everyone else happy. At the end of the day, it is about you and your soon to be husband. – Lindsey Davidson (@ll_davidson)

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