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: ‘Children’



Ava and Emma {Toledo Family Photographer}

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

LOVE these cute blondies. Emma has gotten soo big and she is full of smiles. Ava is a great big sister, and really helped Emma through the session!

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~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Baby #4

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

He is almost here!! I actually got to photograph the pregnancy announcement for this little guy so I've been waiting for several months for this shoot!

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Big brother, Brock, is already a little too manly for such things ;)

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I am looking forward to meeting #4. :)

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Rankin and Rhodes {Toledo Family Photographer}

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Here is just a SUPER quick post, there are tons of more posts coming!

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You guys are awesome! LOVE your handsome boys:)

~B

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Elizabeth is ONE! {Toledo Baby Photographer}

Friday, August 16th, 2013

I can hardly believe Elizabeth is one!! How did she go from this to this:

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Bonus: I got to see the boys too!

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Elizabeth can really hold her own among the boys; she is a tough cookie!

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This is my FAVORITE photo of Joseph!

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Also..my fave of Ben!

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Also my favorite of Luke!! As much as I love this one of Elizabeth, it's not my favorite….

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These are my favorites of Elizabeth. You can just see how sweet she is, and those big eyes!! I'm smitten!

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This photo is epic. I can hardly believe I caught them both in a blink. This wasn't a posed shot, Elizabeth just sat down right next to her good buddy Heidi and wanted to give her a hug. I wanted to grab one just for the record and wouldn't you know it, they both blinked. I just thought it was a keeper.

Kristina and Phillip, you guys have great kids. They are always full of hugs and good stories. Your photos are uploading so keep an eye out for the email!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Emily is a Big Sister {Toledo Family Photographer}

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

I got to meet a new family this week! I always love that, hearing their stories and learning more about my little corner of the world. These two have an adorable little one named Emily who is about to become a big sister! Emily is the shyest little client I've ever had. I really had to try to be quieter and give her some more space. For those who know me…those are not my strong points :) She did come around at the end, and even when she was unsure of me she still has a ridiculously cute face so it wasn't hard to get a good shot of her anyhow.

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Here they are, such a cute family. That Emily is such a sweet pea.

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There it is! That sweet belly with a precious new little one in there. I think Emily is going to be a great leader for her new little sister :)

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I thought I'd grab just one maternity shot of Angelica and Ryan but Emily decided she did want photos after all :) She sure makes cute pictures!

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She is so cuddly, and I could hardly believe she just plopped down and posed herself! For being two she sure has it all figured out :)

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LOVE this one. It was Angelica's idea to bring along some of Emily's favorite buddies. I LOVE kids with their favorite things or in their favorite places.

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LOVE her sweet little face. I am just a sucker for little ones in glasses. Think it might have to do with these two.

Ryan and Angelica, I am so glad you guys called me! It was so great meeting you guys and getting to know your sweet little Emily. I hope the transition with your new little one goes wonderfully! Your photos are uploading now and I will be emailing you shortly!

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Sweet Girls {Toledo Family Photographer}

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I was so happy to see these little fairies again! They are such sweethearts and this time I got to photograph the whole family together! I remembered how sweet their momma is to them but seeing their daddy with them was something special. He is in a house full of women and you can tell he wouldn't change a thing. He just loves his girls. There is just something about a dad with his girls! Of course Lindsay had them dressed perfectly again and they weren't shy at all with me this year!

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:)

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Like I said…he adores those girls!

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I got to know the girls a bit better this year, Jillian is definitely the leader. Her little sisters adore her and just follow her lead.

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P.S. Check out her gorgeous freckles! I had totally forgotten about how much I LOVE those freckles!

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Lola is the shy one, but as sweet as a peach.

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She has the most surprising and lovely smile too. It takes a bit more work for it to show since I'm still learning about her, but when she smiles it's a bright as the moon!

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Then there is this miss! Leila is definitely a ham, but she also is very cuddly! She needed one photo with her blankie and I think it might be my favorite because that is just her being herself!

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Check out her bright eyes!

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It's a BIG job being an example to three little girls but I think you're rocking it Lindsay!

I hope you guys enjoyed your sneak peek! They are uploading now and you should have the email in the morning! :)

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Simple {Toledo Child Photographer}

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

These are ::most:: of my little lovies! I literally spent about 20 minutes total between the two 'sessions'. I've been really obsessing over simple black and whites lately. It may be because I've been diving into our family history and seeing all the simple photos and just looking at their features has seeped into my brain! Regardless, I am loving the simple lately. PS ALWAYS carry a camera, you never know when your little lovies will be in a mood to take photos! Here is Bean and his cousins!

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These darling boys came for a playdate and of course had some ice cream. There is something so sweet about shirtless boys in caps. PS Check out Bud on the left…..one of his most common expressions..LOVE it!

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I am also a fan of not making kids pose so much. Sit them down in some cute clothes and let them be themselves. Talk to them, joke, give them an activity and you'll just love photos of your babe being your babe. Here big cousin Bud is entertaining Bean and Moose with one of his silly boy jokes. It's a secret boy club honestly…they are always telling secrets that I'm not allowed to know :)

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These two have gotten to be such great buddies. Makes my heart smile. Bean just adores Bud….wants to be just like him!

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Ever since my own Bean became a toddler I have an affinity for dirty boys feet! Just so full of childhood.

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Bean wouldn't touch his ice cream cone. He has never had one before and thought it was too messy!! Moose just flipped his upside down and played in it :)

Then I had the girls for a sleepover. Just for fun their Mimi bought them some dresses and they had already told me they wanted to get their nails done!! We compromised for hair stylings at The Salon Academy. After that I was supposed to get them packed up and ready to go home but they asked me to take their photos because they felt so pretty so we pulled over on the side of the rode, hopped out, and grabbed some great shots!

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Precious girls! It's incredible how having three girls sleep over is so so much quieter than three boys :)

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You can see Boo on the left wearing a pretty lace headband with an attached flower and pearls! All the girls are wearing headbands from London James. She is super fast and has beautiful intricate work. The girls were psyched about the headbands! PS on the right check out how Cheese is looking at Puddin….she adores her big sister. It's so so sweet.

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I love Cheese's headband too. It's smaller for her sweet little head. :) You can see the headbands I have here.

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Boo and Puddin can hardly tear themselves away from each other, they are such good friends :) Cheese is really starting to make her way into the big girl group too, she is not one to be left behind!

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Oh those sweet girls. I'd keep them forever!! If I ever am blessed with a daughter she will be lucky to have these girls looking out for her!

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Here is a better view of Puddin's headband. LOVE it, it's a thinner band that stretches and has a more tattered flower on it :)

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I couldn't decide which Cheese expression I loved more…this one or….

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I LOVE these kiddos so so much. I am lucky that they all live nearby and I get to see them. I still have a couple more of the little boys I want to get (individuals), it's hard getting all the grandbabies together with naps and all! I'll post a couple when I get them! Like I said I'm in love with simple lately. I think these prove my point :)

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Norah and Dane {Toledo Children Photographer}

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Norah and Dane are always SO easy to photograph (always smiling Norah and ever calm Dane) but this session was their best. Dane even smiled at me! Big sister Norah was showing him how to take photos like a pro! It was a warm breezy day and even though there was a school tour at Wolcott House we didn't even see them! Norah and Dane just get cuter and cuter. I always look forward to seeing them every year!

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Norah and Dane sure have changed a LOT in the last year. It really flew by. I keep thinking I JUST met Dane!

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Such a pretty little face!

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AHH the cuteness is overwhelming me.

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The word you are all searching for is dapper. Emily informed me this hat is from Target…Bean may need this. There's nothing cuter than a boy in a fedora!

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I love this photo so much. It's just so them. Dane with his tongue out, Norah trying to be a little mommy.

Tim and Emily, your kids rocked this session. Good luck choosing prints for your package! I really had a hard time picking some for the blog, I had too many favorites! Your email with your password should be arriving in a few minutes!

~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).

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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 :)

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Such a boy..always digging in dirt!

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

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This one on the left is by far my favorite of the session! That is SO his face :)

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

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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!

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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 :) Maybe one day he will be running this blog ;)

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

Cute Cousins! {Monroe Family Photographer}

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

I got to meet Aiden, Alli, and Avery's cousins! I really love when I get to meet more of a family. I feel like I get more of the picture of who people are when I get to see where they come from and how they interact with their family. Aiden and Alli have some very sweet cousins…I wanted to pinch them!!

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One of the happiest family photos I may have ever taken. Even through the freezing drizzle the kids were so smiley and happy! PS check out Joseph
's tongue!

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Joseph loves baseball, he was showing me his swing :)

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There they all are. A new family five.

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Pretty sure they are smitten with their girls!

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They really love each other. I have seen such growth with these two this last year. They are now helping each other and sharing and laughing together. They are really growing up! Just in time to help baby sister Avery.

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It was so great to meet this little family. Great kids always make for a great work day.

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Look at those cute boys. Michael is very sweet and Joseph has incredible eyelashes.

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So cute together!

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Running off to the playground…..they were way too much fun.

Alright Danielle, Nicole (and Mimi!!), your photos are completely edited and uploading. I will be sending them to Danielle and she can email the rest out to you guys. Thank you so much for calling me and for choosing a great location. Hope to see you all next year~

~Bethany

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