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: ‘Birthday’



Eli Turns One~Part Two {Fremont Event Photographer}

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

So I really wanted to post some details from Eli's party. Echo made it golf themed and EVERYTHING fit into the theme. It was ridiculously cute. I also learned a few things about golf!

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Elijah's treat table!! The cake pops were textured like golf balls, and she had frosting somehow look like grass and for all the sand? That was brown sugar. Yeh…it was incredible!

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Eli had his own giant cupcake for his own personal cake. What a great idea. That way baby doesn't drool and smoosh the entire cake so the rest of the guests can enjoy it!

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Yeh…the sandwiches had tees in them!!!

Echo you did great designing this party! So glad I got to come and see all of your hard work and the cuteness!!

~B

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His First Party {Toledo Event Photography}

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Well, it's true…my Bean is 6 months old (well he will be this week!) I feel like it was just yesterday that he was born. (Still can't thank Tabitha enough for those photos). Somehow it's true, he is getting to be a big boy now. He has been rolling over for awhile now and he can sit up and he inch worm crawls….he can get out of his bumbo (yes I know I have a houdini on my hands). In my family we celebrate anything and everything and that includes 6 month birthdays! I decided to go with an all American pastime as the theme..baseball!! It feels summery and hopefully one day he plays (yes it's my favorite sport!) He also had his very first food yesterday,he had avocado! He did pretty great with the spoon and he cried between bites because I wasn't feeding him fast enough! There's tons of photos (of course) so here we go!
 

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This was Jack's mood board…I had this ready to go when I was getting details together for his party. It's a trick I learned from Nikki at Elite Events, she makes one for every client. Granted she is a professional at this and hers look way more awesome..but it definitely helped give me direction!

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This was the first thing the guests saw, the invitation! I made 3D invites that looked like cracker jack boxes but the inside was all the party info!

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Some of these ideas you might recognize from a party thrown by Elite Events…yes I tried to steal those ideas! Those girls do a great job and I cataloged ideas!

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I got mason jars here. Added some grass for a centerpiece…can't bring in the whole ball field so I brought in a piece of the ball field!

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I got this bucket from here. She makes decorated ones but I knew a plain one would be perfect to keep the coca cola cold!

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I used these as favor bags! I got them here. She has some really cool stuff too!

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These are actually cupcake toppers but I figured they'd look just as cute in the cookies! I got them here. You gotta check out her stuff, she does all kinds of great birthday details! You could get your whole party from her practically!

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So the left photo was to let everyone know they can sign his baseball (that was his 'guestbook'…I learned normal guestbooks are out and you have to do something creative! …again from Nikki!) I got the tin from here. I used it to keep potato chips in! We kept the food simple, hot dogs, chips, lemonade and coca cola. It felt like ball park food!

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I got these as favors for everyone (adults included) and so everyone got a prize! I did get one for me too, figured I could use a party favor! My prize inside was a little puzzle piece! So cute!

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Each kid also got a baseball for a favor!

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I got the coca cola caps from here. Thought it added a cool element. I also added the actual photo of him so you all know I didn't actually put a blue photo in a frame on display!

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The banner I made, couldn't find one I liked!

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I don't own six of the same chairs so we went ahead and mix matched chairs! Everyone had a different chair, gave it kind of an eclectic look!

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Here are some of his cute guests!!

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I like how half of Bean's guests are missing teeth and growing new ones!

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Of course Aunt Tabitha came πŸ™‚ She did all the action shots of his first feeding below!

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haha, feels like a coca cola ad!

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Bean was wearing a cracker jack shirt to match his party theme! His shirt was made by Big Daddy graphics! I'm going to do his six month photos in it so you can get a really good view of it. They did a fantastic job!

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Then it was time for his first ever bite of food, avocado! He just loved it!

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He had quite the audience!

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I was feeling joy watching him eat and love it so much! He just makes my heart melt and keeps my face so smiley!

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He seriously would not let go of that spoon!

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yup, all gone! Might be time to begin baby sign language!

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Playing with his new toys!

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Sweet angel boy, you have made these last 6 month of our lives the best ones yet! I am so glad you are mine and I am loving watching you grow and learn! We love you so much!!

~B

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Surprise Party Album {Toledo Event Photography}

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Thought I'd share a couple page spreads from Michele's Surprise party! Again, gotta showcase those girls from Elite Events….album wouldn't look this awesome if it wasn't for them! I love when clients purchase albums. That means I get to look at the photos again!

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She was totally surprised!

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My favorite detail of the night!

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My other favorite detail of the night!

I have a wedding today! (a pre congratulations to Andrew and Melissa!) Be sure to check back in the morning for a sneak peek of their day today!

~B

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Surprise! {Toledo Event Photography}

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I was so excited when Nikki from Elite Events called and asked if I was available to photograph a surprise birthday party! Seriously, how fun. Not to mention I LOVE the work Elite Events does and everyone should hire them for weddings, birthdays, etc. So I got a little bit of back story. This hubby, Alan, wanted to through a huge surprise party for his wife, Michele's, birthday. He booked the Pinnacle a while back and then got in contact with Nikki. Nikki owns Elite Events and she had her girl Kati there who does the logistics. Basically makes and runs the time line. Alan not only threw this huge bash together but as his gift to his wife he commissioned a painting for her! I think he just might have won hubby of the year! BTW the premise for getting her to the Pinnacle was that they were attending a benefit for the kidney foundation (which was totally believable since he is a doctor!) there were signs out front and in the lobby there were pamphlets and sign in sheet (all fake of course). She had no idea until she walked in the doors of the ballroom! Anyway, here are my favorites (there are so many because Elite Events did such an amazing job…photographer's dream *sigh*):

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This is the guest's first inkling of something going on. That's right, it's the invitation with a cutout shush on the front! Can you guess the party colors? πŸ˜‰

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The invites were 3D. The shush is on the front and then they unfold to see all the info inside!

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Her name looks so pretty in that font. BTW Nikki does all the designing herself. Yeh, she's that good.

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An overall look at the hall

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LOVE these lanterns. They added such a cool element to the dance floor. Nikki even jazzed up the ceiling! OH and p.s. check out that lighting! Perfect dramatic lighting.

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The colors were tied in everywhere, it was awesome. I mentioned to Nikki that I liked the colored water in the vases and she stated that it was to bring color all the way down. She doesn't even allow plain water for her clients. Every detail is there.

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The BEAUTIFUL cake! The cake was done by Jane's Cakes. Kati added the flowers and I think she did an excellent job! Of course sticking to their idea board!

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Even the bows on the lanterns matched.

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They event rented this display for the alcohol and different glasses for each drink!

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The gorgeous flowers were done by Sharon Johnson. You can contact Elite Events and they can give you her info.

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It was finally time for the birthday girl to arrive! She arrived right on time as Kati had planned and was totally shocked…don't ya think?

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He made a very touching speech about his wife:)

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He thanked her parents for bringing her into this world and then sharing her with him πŸ™‚ Yeh…tears.

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Then at the end of his speech he revealed her gift! The painting was done by Quest For Fire Studios in Toledo.

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Then the lights went down and the party was off!

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I hope she made a good wish!

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Her cake had sparklers on top for extra flare!

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Another one of my favorite features. Elite Events created a wish tree. Waaay better than a guest book! Not only do you get messages from your guests to keep but they are displayed and add such a pretty 3D element to your event!

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::sigh:: πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday Michele! I hope you had a wonderful night and I wish you and Alan the best! I was so excited and honored to be a part of this fabulous night!

Tiny note to our brides summer 2012 is beginning to book so be sure to shoot us an email if you are thinking about us!

~Bethany

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Happy Birthday Dexter! {Toledo Pet Photography}

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

 

Today I went out to Toledo Dog Training for Dexter’s birthday bash! He had a big birthday party and proceeds were donated to Cavalier Rescue USA. They had me out today to do posed photos of Dexter and his friends!

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Here’s the Birthday boy! So well behaved and only a year old!

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I also had to throw one in of my little darling! She came to work with me today! She will be 11 months old in a couple days πŸ™ She’s getting so big!!!

It’s been a weekend full of dogs around here! I love it! I have more to post from today too! Plus more this week!

~Bethany

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Caleb’s 1st Birthday Party!

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Little Caleb turned 1 and his parents threw him a Disney party to celebrate:) You’ve seen him here and here before in some of our past blog posts, and he just keeps getting cuter and cuter! He really seemed to have a super fun time at his party as did everyone else. Take a look…

 

 Mom got this great cake at Eston’s in Sylvania and it was soooo yummy!

 

 This little sweet pea has changed SO much too since I photographed her last, and now she has a baby sister on the way:)

 

 

 He loved clapping- and then getting everyone else to join in:)

 

 Caleb’s Aunt holding his adorable cousin A.J., whose eyelashes might just be even longer than Caleb’s!

 

 

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Thanks for having me out to photograph his party, so glad I could be part of the big day:) Keep up the good work raising your amazing little boy!

Feel free to leave a comment for me or for Caleb and his parents!

-Tabitha

 

Little Lion’s First Birthday Party!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

 

I know you all remember Joseph! I posted his one year photo session sneak peek pretty recently, he was the cutie in the cowboy costume and pumpkin patch! Well they had me out to photograph his first birthday party and it was lion themed, sooo adorable! There are lots of photos so here we go:

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Of course his ridiculously talented Mama made all these cupcakes herself!

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Joseph and all his friends! So cute with their hats on, that of course his mom made!

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Waiting for his turn with the pinata!

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He has some super cute friends!

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GOTTA love boys!

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The lion pinata, a Peruvian birthday tradition!

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All the kiddos grabbing the goodies!

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Look at those beautiful brown eyes!

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He enjoyed his cake…and he’s not the only one!

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He even got a lion for his lion birthday party!

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Joseph had a great time!

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His Aunt Isela LOVES him!

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Joseph con su tia Isela y tio Wayne de Canada. Condujeron una manera larga de verlo en su cumpleanos!

 

Jeff and Maggy, you have a fantastic boy and I love photographing him! He is so smiley and lovey, he makes my day! Congrats to you both on such a wonderful family day! More blogs coming so keep on reading!

~Bethany

Birthday Fun

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

 

This is Tabitha again with new photos from a delightful birthday party that I was lucky enough to photograph. The party was for one of the sweetest little girls I’ve ever met, Rosemary, who just turned 5 years old! Rosemary’s mom is a talented baker, and both Mom and Dad are very creative-as you will see from all the details of the party…

The Birthday girl, 5 years old:)

Rosie picked ‘Flowers’ as the theme for her party, there was a flower on each invitation, in her hair, on her dress, all around the house and on the cake!

Roses

cupcake

Her Mom made this giant cupcake, and these beautiful tissue flowers that were hanging above the table too.

tissue paper flowers

Mom made these (delicious!!) chocolate cupcakes, and Dad made the stand they are on, gotta love the homemade stuff!


  

Her first lip gloss.

outside flower

Birch

Big brother on the left with his best friend-up in the tree house built by Dad!

Rosemary- I hope you had a super fun time at your party and hope you enjoy your year of being 5!

I am honored to have had opportunity to photograph your celebration!

Thanks for such a lovely day, you all made my job so easy:)

Tabitha

A Princess Birthday!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

 

I photographed a princess birthday party this past weekend! There were many cute little guests! I had a ton of fun on this warm sunny day πŸ™‚ I think the photographs speak for themselves!

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All the girls got to wear crowns during the party!

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Love the sunlight in her hair!

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After the pinata broke!

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Enjoying candy from the pinata.

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Prince Charming proposing to Cinderella, every girls dream birthday cake!

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The birthday girl thinking of a wish πŸ™‚

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These two sisters came in matching outfits, sooo cute! They were patiently waiting for cake πŸ™‚ These next few are a cute series!

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She goes in for the hug….

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She gets the hug (so cute)……

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She wants another hug!

Happy Birthday Princess Girl! I had so much fun, birthdays are such happy occasions and I love the kids running around all sticky from all the sugar! Hope you all enjoyed the images and to book us for your child’s birthday party please call a month in advance!

He’s Two!

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

 

For my job I also get to photograph birthdays! Another joyous occasion!  I got to photograph Jerek along with his family a few months ago and so this was extra fun watching him have fun, and he wasn’t shy of me this time! He is talking a ton and he had lots of fun! He loves Diego and you can tell! Here are just a few of my favorites!

jereks cake

Here is his colorful Diego cake! It even had a figurine and a compass!

jerek and momma

He never quite got the hang of it, he kept biting it! I think that’s what makes it extra cute!

party hats

The Diego hats for all the party goers!

Jerek and hat

Jerek liked wearing his hat this way! haha πŸ™‚

more cake

ok those of you who know me know how much I love to eat! Cut cake is about the most beautiful food πŸ™‚ Let me tell you this cake was soo tasty!

sweet jerek

The sweet birthday boy!!! Can’t believe he’s two! Thanks for having me out! I had a blast and it was such a happy occasion! Hope you enjoyed the photos! Leave comments for little Jerek!

 

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