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: ‘Destination’



Nathan and Ashleigh {Vow Renewal Photography}

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

This was not a normal vow renewal or session. These two have been married 10 years now, when Ash asked me to photograph her vow renewal I had assumed it would be a big deal, big party, food, dancing all the works. They had something smaller in mind. They wanted a ceremony just them with their babies. I was touched by the simplicity of it and the meaning behind it. They got married at age 18 and Ashleigh had expressed how it didn’t mean as much as it does now with having weathered 10 years together and how she was disappointed in her photos from that day in general so she wanted some fresh photos. This translates to I GET TO GO CRAZY BECAUSE THERE IS NO SCHEDULE!! Yes..I did go mildly crazy.

Watching these two, it was like they were getting married for the first time. They were giddy, and teary, and so full of joy and all this with KNOWING what marriage is like. The hard work and sacrifice and the decision to choose each other everyday over yourself. The diaper changes, the laundry, the bills, the laughter, the crying- all of it. They didn’t need fanfare, didn’t need a crowd. Just being together with their babies was all the celebration they needed. Watching them just so in love, and choosing each other all over again-imperfections and all- just really touched me. Even a few days after I just kept finding myself smiling thinking about it.

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Seeing his girl.

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Their oldest son Brock walked her down the aisle. It was adorable.

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The kids did so well! After awhile they did wander off but Ashleigh and Nathan didn’t even notice. Kids were digging in sand and playing in the water and still, Ashleigh said it was so perfect and just meant so much.

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Yes, he twirled her….could they be any cuter!?!?!

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They are a good looking bunch.

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Time for cake!

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Their kids are all so sweet with each other. I was loving it.

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Yeh…They are so so cute!

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Now on to photos of the bride and groom!

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Yeh- she’s entirely gorgeous.

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There’s her fella.

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Nathan and Ashleigh thank you so much for asking me to be a small part of your special day. I agree, I think it was perfect and truly you guys inspire me- to love deeper, fight harder, and serve more selflessly. I know another 10 years will fly by…next time…let’s get a D.J.!

~Bethany

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Grady {Monroe Newborn Photography}

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Well, here they are! Photos of that precious newborn boy that you've all been waiting for! You can check out photos of Grady in the belly, and Grady's birth to see the beginning of his story. He is just so beautiful and settled his spot for number one easiest newborn I've ever photographed (not that I'm surprised…never seen a newborn who didn't cry after being born! Talk about laid back!) So glad I got to cuddle this guy for a tiny bit. I get so antsy to cuddle the newborns whose births I've photographed. Obviously family gets first dibs and I'm working so there's little time for cuddling…which makes newborn sessions even better! I basically get to hog the babies to myself! Needless to say I'm enamored with Grady. He's sweet and alert and just gorgeous!

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::sigh:: lovely eyelashes. I've had lots o babes with great eyelashes this season! Grady's are so long and perfectly curled!

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His sweet pink toes!

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His BIG hands! I mean big for a newborn! He's gonna be a tall fella!

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His wispies πŸ™‚

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His hands are perfect!

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Stacy and Adam are cute parents! Stacy texted me (love when my clients become friends) and said we can't stop looking at him and smiling! I really love that new parent joy!

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These last two are my favorite…there is just something about that boy's eyes!

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Adam and Stacy~congrats again. He is so wonderful! I hope I get to see him again in a couple months for more photos and to see how much he has grown! Enjoy your time together and give Grady a smooch from me!

I'm sure you all noticed it says Monroe up top there! I do travel so never be afraid to ask! It's fun for me to hit up new locations, I love exploring!

I only have a few weekday spots left for June so be sure to contact me! Also only one Saturday session left in October so if you want that snatch it up! Also!!! Brides! I only have two June 2012 dates available! Getting a lot of client love lately!

~Bethany

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Babymoon {Toledo Destination Photography}

Monday, September 20th, 2010

 

For those of you who haven’t heard my hubby-do and I are expecting our first kiddo in 4 months! We booked a vacation two days before we found out and so our vacation then became our babymoon! We took an Alaskan cruise and then spent that following weekend in Seattle. It was such a blast and it was great to have that time alone with him, no puppy, and more importantly no computers! We both work from home and have slight cases of workaholicism (I know it’s not a word but work with me). I thought I’d share a few photos from our adventure!

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The hubinator looking for bald eagles!

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Obviously not the best composed photos I’ve ever taken but I was so surprised! I’m just glad I nabbed the shot!

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LOVE this, 65 is warm but tank tops and flip flops warm? At the bottom of Mendenhall Glacier? Gotta love Alaskans! They said it was a heat wave and that means family picnic!

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Every day was like this for us! Clear blue skies and sunny!

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John Hopkins glacier….it was awesome to hear it cracking and then see ice fall!

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I just liked this plant, and that’s our cruise ship in the background.

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Fall is well underway in Alaska but I did find one lingering flower πŸ™‚

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Back in Seattle!

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Many of my favorite photographers reside in Seattle and I have seen this wall on many of their blogs! I was a little star struck ( even though I didn’t meet any of them, it was just cool standing where they work!) I kept hoping to get a glimpse of one of them somewhere and my poor hub had to listen to me babble on about people he didn’t know for the entire weekend! πŸ™‚

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We also stopped off at the aquarium….they have some amazing displays there!

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Pike’s Place…another spot that graces many photographer’s blogs! PS I could spend a week in there it’s awesome!

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So even after all the amazing four course (and even six course) meals on the cruise ship….this is still the best tasting thing to ever grace my lips! It’s called European sipping chocolate and you can only get it at a place called the Chocolate Box. After one sip I about moved into the store!

So glad we took our babymoon and took time off from our jobs to reconnect and I definitely feel more ready for the baby to come! Also really glad to be back, I honestly love my job and have been looking forward to this week and the tons of work ahead of me!

September is nearly fully booked so if you want a spot get going and email me! October is getting there as well so be sure to get in what you need before winter hits!

~Bethany

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P.S. I might start the nursery this week…?

 

 

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