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: ‘Cupcake’



Cupcake is 9 Months {Toledo Baby Photographer}

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Again, late on the photos but still! She is so cute!!

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Osh Kosh is the bomb…I’m now obsessive. Also, look at her smile!! Been doing that since day 1. LOVE her.

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Yes, I love baby bun photos. I think up to a year is ok!! They are too cute!

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brand new teeth πŸ™‚

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Oh little sugar!! I’ve never met such a happy little person. We sure hit the jackpot with you!

xoxo Momma

Cupcake is 6 months…{Toledo Baby Photographer}

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

… a few months ago. Yes it’s been a bit hectic around here with two babes. I still managed to keep up on their photos! I realized today I hadn’t posted about them in a long while. Here they are, she turned 6 months right after Thanksgiving.

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Her smile lights up my whole world. She is just sunshine and sugar.

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Little Cupcake, it is unreal the amount of joy you have brought to your family. We all love you so much more than you will ever know.

xoxo Momma

 

Cupcake at 3 Months! {Toledo Baby Photographer}

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Sooo this post is super late considering she is 8 months old πŸ™‚ Time passes much more quickly when you have two littles. It’s actually quite insane. Looking at these photos makes me miss her being so so small. She is such a bundle of joy. Bean just adores her, watching the two of them is the joy of my life. He calls her angelic sugar beauty which I think sums her up pretty well πŸ™‚

toledo baby photography photographer family kid kids She is always doing this…literally. I’ve never met such a happy person.

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Yummy profile πŸ™‚

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Look at her perfect face!! AHHH. OkΒ  I know I’m biased but come on….look at her cuteness! P.S. The headband is from Elle Belle Couture.

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I just don’t think I could love these munchkins more than I do. My hear just explodes watching them everyday.

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He call her best friend πŸ™‚ I hope their relationship always stays this simple and this loving.

Oh little Cupcake….you had just added exponential joy to our family. I can’t believe how much happiness you have brought your big brother. We love how happy you are, and how laid back you, and the three of us could not imagine life with out you. God knew you were missing from us, you were so so worth the wait.

~Mommy

…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™‚

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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.

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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.

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A girl needs her accessories πŸ™‚

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

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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?

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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

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Cupcake {Toledo Newborn Photographer}

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

I still can't believe I have a little girl, watching her with Bean just makes my heart melt. We are just in heaven with having two little ones. It is chaotic keeping two schedules straight but they are both happy kids πŸ™‚

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Tiny chickie πŸ™‚ (Photographers, the diaper cover and headband are from Babycakes Couture). She was just napping away outside, I felt bad waking her but it started to sprinkle so we moved inside πŸ™‚

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This describes Cupcake so well! She smiles like this ALL THE TIME!! Yes, it does make me tear up a bit πŸ™‚ (Headband from Harts and Roses.)

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:)))))) ::sigh:: I just LOVE her sweet face! (Halo from Petite Boutique).

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A couple of my favorite parts about her, she has a cowlick right up front and she actually has hair!! Bean didn't have this much hair until he was two!! I hope it doesn't fall out but I am enjoying for it now even if it does. She also has a precious dimple on her right ear that I'm in love with, and cheek dimples!!

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Skinny mini! She has those same pouty lips Bean has πŸ™‚

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She has her Daddy's long curly lashes (Bean got them too!).

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πŸ™‚ I think I'm having too much fun with the frills. (Tutu and headband from Mudpies and Pigtails.)

 

Cupcake, we waited so long for you to be in our family. (Some days patiently, others not so patiently.) We know you were meant to be ours and we are so grateful to God that He chose us to be your mommy and daddy. We are privileged to watch you grow and to teach you, just please don't grow too fast! We love you more than you will ever know.

~Mommy

It’s a GIRL! {Toledo Birth Photographer}

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The birth story for this one is epic, one for the books. Because she came so quickly some of the photos are via iphone, and from my hubsy. This is a birth story (not too graphic) but still it's personal. If you don't want to read or view photos please move on to another post! πŸ™‚ For you birth junkies you will love it!

 

2am Bean comes into my room to wake me up, he likes to know I'm in the house. I walk with him back to his room and I tucked him in, kissed him goodnight. Normally I head back to my room asap because I'm pooped but on this night I lingered. I was looking at his precious curls and the curve of his cheeks, his perfect lips and eyelashes. I was feeling swooney over how lucky I am to be his mommy. I wondered how much longer it would be just us. I kissed him one more time before going back to bed.

I couldn't fall asleep. I'd been having insomnia for a couple weeks where I would wake up at 2ish and just be awake for an hour or more. I felt too tired to read (and I love reading so it usually wakes me up) so I decided to play games on my phone until I got tired.

 

2:47 I felt something. A contraction? A cramp? Maybe I just need to go to the restroom.

2:50 hm..there it is again.

2:57……3:03…..3:07…..3:09……3:11……3:19….Ok I don't know what this is. Totally inconsistent and really in my back, not where I would expect. I'm timing them on my phone, they are averaging 4 mins but again these feelings aren't consistently apart, even the length is everywhere. 30 sec, 1 1/2 min, 2 min, 10 sec. Plus all the contractions were in my back, which I didn't expect. (I now know she was posterior).

 

4am Hubinator hears me breathing. "Are you ok?" "yeh" what's going on?" "I dunno,??"…silence for a couple of feelings. "I think you're in labor." "You think so?" "I think we need to pack and you should call your mom." They're now averaging 3ish minutes.

I attempt to pack, my body is moving slowly. I'm uncomfortable but not in pain. I'm calm, breathing, relaxed. I was feeling open and accepting of whatever the day would bring. Still I realize I for some reason can't physically move the suitcase. I decide to call my mom since picking up a phone doesn't seem impossible.

 

4:30 I call my mom. "Hey mom." "Hey honey, are you in labor?" "I think so but I'm not sure." "well whats going on?" "well I might be having contractions but they're really inconsistent." "ok I'll pack my stuff and come on over." (There may have been more to this conversation but I don't remember. I decide to go back upstairs to try to pack. Now they are averaging about 1 1/2 mins. Somewhere in here I texted Rachel to tell her I may be in labor? I wanted my essential oil expert in case it got unbearable.

 

4:40? I called Tabitha and told her we had to leave right away. They were a few seconds apart at this point, but I still somehow thought we would make it to the hospital.

 

4:47 I texted my mom please hurry….at this point they were coming every other second or so. I was beginning to worry we wouldn't make it. Meanwhile Hubsyis still packing and calling the midwives and the doula and my parents.

 

4:50ish? Tranisition started, contractions were one on top of another, double peaking, lengths were still all crazy. Hub came in and I said "We are not going to make it, we are having this baby here….why aren't they stopping? They just keep going no break" Hub knelt down and cradled me and said "You're doing great, this is going to be over really soon and you're doing just fine." I felt myself relax further into my body when he said that. He got up I'm not sure what all he was doing because he was doing so much.

4:55ish? My parents come racing in the house. My Dad asked if we had called an ambulance, which we hadn't. The thought never occurred to us. At this point I was nearing the end of transition, I screamed for the last twoish or so contractions, that pressure in my back was really difficult to breathe through at this point.

 

4:58am And then I felt her move suddenly down. I said "this baby is coming right now!" So my mom helped me crawl into the bathroom. I asked her to turn on the water in the tub. I was still somewhat in denial, I thought if I got in the tub I could maybe slow labor down so I would get to the hospital, I simultaneously thought it would make pushing feel better. I also said call Tabitha, we need photos. My mom said "that is not going to happen." Hub came racing in. I knew my dad was coming over so I had put pajama pants on (during transition) because I didn't want my dad seeing me in underwear haha. So Hubs and my mom got my jams off and her head was coming out already, that's when my water broke. With two contractions back to back (about a minute and a half?Maybe less?) she was here. I was upright on my knees (trying to climb into the tub still haha) and so I really didn't feel like I pushed, at least not consciously. I felt my body just did everything for me. First contraction I yelled "Mommy this hurts way more than I thought it would!" With the second contraction I yelled "Lord Jesus get this child out of me!"  I had all the pressure in my back, so no ring of fire or anything like that.

 

5am (I know this because of the timestamp on my photos) My mom and Hubsy caught her and I was facing the tub and didn't see her. Hub said "It's a girl, we have a daughter!!" "I said we do? Grab the camera!!!" He somehow got photos and videos of her at just seconds old. He was so so calm and collected. They helped to turn me around and I looked at her and she immediately wanted to nurse.

 

He ran downstairs to get my dad and they covered me so he could come in. We all were sitting in a heaping crying pile on the floor and I got to introduce my daughter.

 

5:15 the EMTS arrived, Hub had called them at some point. They waited to examiner her until she finished nursing….she didn't finish for three hours but she did take a break about forty minutes later. They didn't worry about her airways since she was nursing so well. The placenta had come out on it's own so they got that when I stood up and they cut her cord (so she got all of her blood from her placenta).

 

6am Cupcake was still nursing but I didn't think she would stop so I stood up, got re-dressed the rest of the way and walked downstairs to the gurney. They transported us to St.Vincents to be checked out by my midwife. I felt fine so I really thought we could have driven ourselves or skip at that point but I figured I should see my midwife.

So that's her story, to the best of my memory. It was chaotic and I was so focused on my breathing and really the only thoughts in my head were preparation thoughts about packing and calling who needed to be called and making sure Bean was taken care of.

Thankfully my light sleeper Bean slept through the whole thing until I pulled away in the ambulance. He woke up literally as we pulled away and came to the hospital right away.

 

7am Bean met his best buddy for life , Cupcake. :))

 

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Hubby did a great job!!

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Meeting my precious girl πŸ™‚

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Seriously about two minutes old. This girl makes a statement when she arrives and she arrives hungry! I may have a sassafras on my hands πŸ™‚

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This expression is me thinking "what just happened?!?!".

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Iphone photos courtesy of my Daddy πŸ™‚

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Here is where Tabitha's work starts πŸ™‚ Thankfully she met us at the hospital and was able to capture all the sweet moments of everyone meeting her πŸ™‚

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I could not be more grateful to God for this boy. Everyday my affection grows deeper for him, and he was an amazing birth coach. The fact that he had confidence in me made all the difference in the world. He's an incredible Dad to our babes and bonus he's easy on the eyes.

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Finally after she was an hour and a half old he got to hold his "sweet baby girl" as he calls her. This was all it took for him to be wrapped around her tiny finger.

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She was so calm during her apgar.

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Marveling at our new beauty, so grateful for the experience and a healthy girl.

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My first real good look at her since she was always nursing!!

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Big Brother Bean totally ready for his world to change. He prayed for an entire year for a girl baby:)

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He was very excited that she was a girl!

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He said his favorite thing about her were her tiny cuticles on her nails hehe. I LOVE toddler talk.

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I think besides Cupcake actually being born this was my other favorite moment of the day. I am just so blessed to have two healthy babes, I truly don't take that for granted.

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My precious girl, I had waited so so long to cuddle that sweetheart,

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He was very proud of that sticker.

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Some of the entourage/birth team. Finally getting their chance to get a good look at her.

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Bean was equally excited about Cupcake as the shower in the room πŸ™‚ PS I love how Poppi holds his new grandbabies πŸ™‚

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Poppi comforting his new girl during another exam.

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I missed that boy like crazy the second he left. I really just wanted us all home!

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Me with my birth coach πŸ™‚ I love that this experience only made me fall in love all over again. He is always there when I need him, and he's always strong for me.

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The rest of the entourage arriving πŸ™‚ We are growing by leaps and bounds these days.

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Trying to relay the story πŸ™‚ They were all quite shocked!

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My nephew was born two weeks (to the day) before Cupcake.

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He did NOT want to take a picture πŸ™‚

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My sweet friend drove 90 minutes just to get a peek at her. :)) I am loved.

 

My sweet beautiful Cupcake. We prayed and waited a year for you. Finally the day came when that test had a plus sign and we just praised God. We still had to wait another 38 weeks to meet you but I knew you were meant to be part of our family. You have added so much joy and love to our family already. We love you more than you will ever know.

~Mommy

 

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