Bethany Leisure

About Bethany & Wellspring Photography

I’m excited about how Wellspring Photography is growing and through that I am able to learn more as well as venture into new areas of photography. We now offer packages for any events in life, from as big as weddings and births to as small as your child’s first time making chocolate chip cookies. We are now even doing school photographs from preschool through high school, as well as family, pregnancy, and baby sessions. Any photography need you have, we would be honored and excited to fulfill it.

Here at Wellspring Photography we love photography and love capturing the important moments in life. Any moment worth remembering is worth photographing.

Archive: ‘Bean’



…And Then There Were Four {Toledo Family Photographer}

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

I did take these photos myself, I set up the camera and used the timer and was fast! We spent about 15 minutes doing these which proves you don't need a ton of time to get some great shots! Since all my personal posts have been about Cupcake I promise to do a post about Bean soon πŸ™‚

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

There is a verse in the bible (Psalm 127:3) that says "Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him."  We prayed this verse many times while waiting for her, and it became a permanent thought in my head during third trimester and especially when thinking about labor and delivery. During my [short] labor I thought this verse several times and thought I am about to open my gift!! It is so true that children are a gift, I have no idea why I've been blessed with two but I will be forever grateful.

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

My heart could literally explode. I love these people so so much, I really think love is not a big enough word for how I feel about them. P.S. I bet my rockstar hubster didn't think he would be delivering my baby when we met 13 years ago πŸ˜‰ I still am so proud of him, he was just an incredible labor coach and he was so calm and collected.

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

A girl needs her accessories πŸ™‚

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I know I am biased but she is so gorgeous! I LOVE her perfect face!

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I can not imagine doing life without this boy. He's an incredible Daddy and he really is my best friend. He knows how crunchy I am, and crazy too and yet he still likes me. How did I get so lucky?

toledo family kid toddler child baby newborn children kids photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

My babies:) I wish they would stay little forever. Feels like I was meeting Bean just yesterday and here he is, a big brother. I know I will blink and Cupcake will be 3 ::sigh::.

I am really enjoying my maternity leave! I hope you are all having a great summer so far, I know Tabitha has been super busy so if you want photos before July be sure to shoot her an email!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Expecting {Toledo Maternity Photographer}

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Thanks again to Tabitha for making memories for my family. She is always so willing to take photos of us, and I am not easy to photograph. I stress about clothing choices and toddler behavior and my never ending talking face lol. These turned out amazing and I am so thankful that she's always willing to do photos for me!!! I hope you al are keeping her busy for me while I am on maternity leave!
I'm posting just a couple of my favorites πŸ™‚

toledo maternity family photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo maternity family photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

My belly was definitely bigger and more round at the end of this pregnancy πŸ™‚ Bean loves his hair crazy hair and I love it crazy so I let him wear it however he likes.

toledo maternity family photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

My FAVORITE color of sky πŸ™‚

toledo maternity family photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

 

Tab, there are no words to describe how thankful we are for all that you do for us πŸ™‚

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Bean is TWO! {Toledo Child Photography}

Monday, February 11th, 2013

I can not believe how much the time has flown since my little one was new. It has been by far the best two years of my life. I really wish time would slow down….if these two years have gone this fast I can only imagine that I will blink and he will be moving away to college ::sigh:: I love this little boy with all my heart and if I say so he's quite dapper (and a tad sassy).

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He was all pumped about putting his hands in his pockets…thought he was a big boy! He also HAD to wear his hat. He is starting to have opinions about his wardrobe. Hats are usually a must in his eyes πŸ™‚

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Such a boy..always digging in dirt!

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

LOVE tat mischievous grin! It's when he is about to do something or say something sassy!

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

This one on the left is by far my favorite of the session! That is SO his face πŸ™‚

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He is playing his game of BOO that he learned from my niece πŸ™‚ He just thinks he is so funny (I do too!)

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I would like to announce that Bean has HAIR!! Check it out! There are curls and everything!! I am pretty much in love with his wispies!

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo child baby toddler photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Ahh…cuteness!

 

So, I am totally in love with this fella. He knows it. He is also loving my camera lately, not only being in front of it but taking photos and I have brought him to one session and it was adorable watching him try to get a kid older than him to smile πŸ™‚ Maybe one day he will be running this blog πŸ˜‰

I have some big big news coming up this week and I've been saving some blog posts for this slower time of year! A few weddings as well as some ridiculous cute kids coming up!

Also be sure to let me know welll in advance if you would like a birth documentary. I have to make sure not to plan much else around the anticipated due date, don't want to miss those irreplaceable first moments!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Bean is 18 months!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

So…I am not sure how we got here. A toddler…who runs, and climbs and jumps and tells jokes. It's incredible how much I love him. Even when he seems a tad…irrational ;). I can't believe how much he is learning right now, and I love that he tells me he loves me and he kisses me and hugs me and gives me these great morning snuggles! He is wild and crazy and BLONDE! Yes everyone…Bean has hair!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Ahh….love that face.

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Yes I enjoy dressing my kid up like an old man πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

AHHHH so cute!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I am a fan of the perfectly imperfect…scraped knees…crazy hair. Granted nice clothes yes…. but I love what makes kids kids. Kids are crazy and sweet all wrapped up into one. Predictably unpredictable….kind of like Kansas. You know there will be tornadoes you just don't know where. That's why for photos of my kid…I don't wait until the scrapes are gone (he would be 50) and I leave the band-aids on and let his hair swirl crazy…I enjoy it now and someday I will really cherish it.

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Yup…a white blonde hair swoop πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I looooooooove his cheeks!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I also love all the crazy faces he makes….he has the craziest expressions. I want to remember all 5,000 of them πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I am totally biased but he has the most precious face I have ever seen!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I am also a fan of simple backgrounds, and favorite outfits. (Those scrapes on the knee).

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

That face on the right is the face he makes when he sees my camera….and says cheese! He either does that or runs away crying yelling no cheese….I call it PKS….photographer's kid syndrome.

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

 

Ok so it might look like we had this long incredible session of bonding time but truth be told he is 1.5 years old. For each outfit I had about five minutes of happy on five different days πŸ™‚ So! What I learned for parents coming to me with babes around this age….bring many of their favorite toys…..and be prepared to act like a buffoon for a smile πŸ™‚

Oh Bean….I can't even describe in words how I feel about you….I keep meaning to invent one….I think I am going to have to. You have changed my life by far for the better. With you here I actually get to live my lifelong dream. I know I was created to be your Momma and some days I just look at you and can't believe God gave you to me to take care of. I am just blessed beyond measure. PS quit growing so fast…..I might have a coronary.

~Momma

Beanie is ONE!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Seriously how did that happen!?!? Yes my precious little boy is a year. It flew by so fast, I feel like just yesterday I found out I was going to be a Momma. Here he is, running (literally) everywhere, talking my ear off, and learning new things every day. He is about the happiest guy I have ever seen (besides hubs…if I didn't know better I'd think those two get happy injections. They are NEVER grumpy!) and he is so sweet and clever! I can't believe he went from this….

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

(Look how itty bitty ::sigh::)

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

…..to this……

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

….to this! Honestly that is so much growing and changing in just one year! I think you can tell what a sassy fella he is πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

His favorite toys right now are his sock monkeys…and his Mimi and Poppi just keep giving him more! Mostly he chews on them but they are the only stuffed animals he likes. Plus we gave him a sock monkey party (more on that later.)

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Better enjoy those cute buns….it's the last time you will see them πŸ™‚ I figure tooshy shots are fine until a year. They are too cute!!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

IF you are thinking that's the coolest hoodie ever….you'd be right. Beanie knows it too, he growls when he wears it. (Although he growls all the time so it's hard to be sure it's the hoodie:P)

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

LOVE that smile, the one on the right is precious to me. He likes to run around arms up when he's super happy. Whenever we say arms up he will throw them up and just run as fast as he can with a big smile on his face. He's not smiling too much there because he had never stepped on grass before and hadn't given a verdict on it yet πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He does this a lot too…smacks the side of his head. He's very expressive…I don't know who he gets that from πŸ˜‰

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Bean thinks his Daddy is FUN-NY. Momma…eh..not so much. I am a good tickler, but Daddy is the funny one:) I don't get boy humor though…punching and kicking and spitting. Outfit courtesy of Mimi.

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I've been obsessed with his profile ever since Tabitha showed it to me. I can't decide if I wanna grab his face and smooch him or rip my eyes out because he's so cute I might melt!

http://www.wellspringphoto.com/blog/2011/01/20/im-a-mom-toledo-birth-documentary/

Oh my heavens….I might die he's so precious.

http://www.wellspringphoto.com/blog/2011/01/20/im-a-mom-toledo-birth-documentary/

http://www.wellspringphoto.com/blog/2011/01/20/im-a-mom-toledo-birth-documentary/

He makes a lot of faces….again I don't know where he gets it from πŸ™‚

http://www.wellspringphoto.com/blog/2011/01/20/im-a-mom-toledo-birth-documentary/

HAHA! That face on the right..he makes that face when you ask him "where's your nose?"

Most of the photos I took of Bean throughout the year were taken at my own home, except for these last ones in the fedora. Now you all know that you have great spots for photos in your home. Even if you don't see them yourself I will!
I can't believe he is a year, (he's actually 14 months today and he's been walking for 5 months yowza) and I still can't believe how much I love him. Sometimes I just look at him and think I just may explode! He's brought so much joy, love, and laughter into our house. Hubs and I think what did we ever do without him? I mean really. I guess we slept in on weekends…that's probably about it. He keeps us on our toes and makes us better people.
FYI we are not going to be trying for another soon, so no comments please! We are enjoying Beanie too much to worry about that right now πŸ™‚ Rest assured whenever that does happen you'll know!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Bean {Toledo Baby Photography}

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Bean is was 9 months old. Yes this post is a smidge late (considering I have already taken his year photos). He turned 9 months during the height of family photo season so I was just happy that I got his photos done. I figured clients photos were more important to post. Anyhow! here they are:

toledo baby photographer photography http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Yeh..I freakin love his tushie. I personally decided a year is the cut off for nakey buns…but seriously. Every mom knows her baby's buns are the cutest thing ever. Also, love that my boy wears whatever hat I put on his head no arguing. It's awesome. He had been pulling himself up and standing and walking along furniture since about 6 months and only a couple weeks after these photos he began walking. Yeh…he was an EARLY walker. Talk about turning my world upside down!

toledo baby photographer photography http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He LOVES pugs…can't imagine why πŸ™‚

toledo baby photographer photography http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He also got his first teeth..those bottom two πŸ™‚

toledo baby photographer photography http://www.wellspringphoto.com

um…yeh. He's actually that cute.

toledo baby photographer photography http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Love that crazy face on the right πŸ™‚

toledo baby photographer photography http://www.wellspringphoto.com

AHH he makes such crazy faces πŸ™‚

I really can't say enough how much we love this boy.  He has changed our world forever and we can not imagine life without him. He's a happy clever boy and he just makes us laugh all the time! I wanted to thank all of you who email me and ask how he is! It's nice to know I have such awesome clients who think my boy is special too!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Bean Has HAIR!!! {Toledo Baby Photography}

Friday, August 12th, 2011

My Bean is already 6 months old! (single tear). I can't believe how much he has grown and in such a short time! I have loved every minute of being his Momma and as much as I look forward to watching him grow I do wish he would slow down just for a minute! He has been sitting up for about a month now and he is crawling and rolling every which way! He's a big boy now, sleeping in his own room (yes I had some empty nest syndrome and perhaps withdrawal at night!) and he is such a sweetie. He laughs and smiles and tries to talk already. He's wild and snuggly, rough and tumble and clever. He and Rufus keep stealing each other's toys and just love playing together. I never know what funny thing he will do next! Here are some shots of him from his six month session (this was actually split up but hey…he's a photographers kid….can't find the time to sit down and do them all at once!)

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He is an outside baby! We walk every day (sometimes twice!) He loves swimming, sand, grass, swinging and watching Ryan wash cars!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I'm a big believer that every kid should have at least one photo in a sailor suit…I know old fashioned.

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I am also a big believer in nakey baby pictures…I personally think there is nothing more precious than a baby in his birthday suit!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He's getting very chubby!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I think he might have Mimi's eye color…we will see what happens!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He has enough baby hair to 'hawk it! I've been waiting for that for 6 months now!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

A close up on that beautiful 'hawk!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Had to throw these in the for Yayas! Check out how much he has grown!!!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Think he has changed much in three months?

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Still LOVE that profile…wow!

Oh little Bean…you've changed our lives way more than you will ever know! We love you more than anything! Wish I could bottle this time up and save some of it for later!

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

My Bean is 3 Months Old! {Toledo Baby Photography}

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Hey everyone! I know I promised this post for yesterday but I had some clients to take care of. Here they are…photos of my boy. He is three months old already. I can't believe how time flies. I feel like he was just born yet, here he is. One quarter of the way through his first year of life. I am loving every minute of it (even the crying ones which are few and far between).

My Bean has also earned the nickname Turtle. He makes this adorable little expression that looks like a Turtle. He does it when he concentrates, which makes it cuter. He began rolling over around four weeks, he pulls himself up to stand if you hold his hands and he can stand for like thirty seconds. He smiles and laughs all the time. He is getting rather chunkaliscious (which I could not be happier about!!!) Anyway here he is. I now know what I put my moms through. It IS hard choosing photos to print of your own child. They are all cute to me, even the 'boo boo' photos. PS check out his birth and his newborn photos to see how he has changed. I so appreciate all my readers and clients asking about him. Makes me feel the love!

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He's been smiling like this since the hospital I just haven't been able to capture it! Thank goodness Daddy works at home too so he can goof off behind my camera for me πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He kept rolling over so Ryan had to help me balance him! πŸ™‚ I love that precious face! By the way, I am an advocate for naked baby photos:) I say they are only little so long and why not? Who doesn't love a cute squishy naked baby?

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

I can't decide between these two which one is my favorite. I just love when he laughs! And, yes, that is a turtle embroidered on his polo! πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Oh, Bean. I you are so incredibly loved! I am thankful you are mine and that I get to smooch you everyday! You keep me smiling and laughing right along with you! You have changed our lives for the better and I really have no clue what we did before you were here!

For those of you who have been asking about our fat pug I will post sometime this week! I so appreciate you all checking in on me!

Be sure to shoot me an email if you'd like me to come on out for photos! I am getting very busy so I hope to hear from you soon!

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

My Bean {Toledo Baby Photography}

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

This month I am officially enamored with his lips. I can't stop smooching them…they are so kissable! I love knowing how all my clients feel about their own little beans and even their big beans! This is just so fun and I love learning about him everyday (and watching him learn about everything else!). So here they are…my little bean's exquisite lips!:

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Even in profile they are soo squishy and kissable!

April is beginning to fill quickly! If you want spring photos be sure to shoot me an email. I'm also booking into May as well. I hope you all enjoyed another peek at my new little one and I suppose I should post some of Rufus….she hasn't made a debut in quite a while and let me tell you she is as chubby as Buddha now!

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Baby Bean {Toledo Newborn Photography}

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

 

Ok so here is his newborn shoot! Have to say of all newborns I've photographed he was the most stubborn! πŸ™‚ Think he just likes being snuggled too much and of course I oblige πŸ™‚ I probably am posting too many but what can I say? I just think he is handsome!

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

πŸ™‚

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

He is always sucking on that finger πŸ™‚

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

My two favorite guys!

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

The next few photos are courtesy of my hubby…had to say I was impressed!

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

toledo newborn photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

Hope you all enjoyed photos of my beanie baby!

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

 

All Images Copyright Bethany & Wellspring Photography | Blog Theme Created by LJP & SLR Lounge