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.

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An Elite Event {Toledo Event Photography}

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Elite Events designed the Toledo Library's 175th anniversary party! It was about the most spectacular event I've ever been too. I don't even know what to say, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves!

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Yes, the red carpet was rolled out for all the guests!

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There were actors playing characters in the front window for guests to view as they arrived.

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Elite Events also custom made all the bars…yeh. I didn't even know that was possible.

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Custom made lighting by Elite Events. Chandeliers made out of pages from books!

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Brides and Mommas….if you haven't booked Elite Events why not!??!! I think their work speaks for itself! I really have no words. Just spectacular.

 

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Elite Events Grand Opening! {Toledo Event Photographer}

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

It's big news in the wedding/event industry. Elite Events has a STOREFRONT! Elite Events does wedding and event design, coordination and planning as well as florals, custom stationary and rentals like chairs and linens and many other details you might need. They are just a one stop for all things wedding and party! The inside looks INCREDIBLE. I was blown away. They had a couple of mock-up areas to showcase a couple of designs for weddings and parties. Not only that they sell all sorts of delicious details and gifts. I was giddy..

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You can find the new studio at 1113 Adams St in Toledo. If you are planning your wedding or party be sure to stop by, it's cozy and you'll feel WAY less stressed about the planning of your event after you leave.

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They had a tent set up outside in the back of their store with these lovely tables, a bar and music by Decorative Sound and a s'mores bar! Yum!! Plus Eye Candy Photobooth. Even with all that I still think Bella was running the show πŸ™‚

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Signature EE drink and their sweet little water bottles. Kati gave the goblets as a gift to Nikki. Perfect.

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Little boxes for your treats. Ok, so I don't know why I would need a bird's nest but I really want it! So cute. I'm sure it will go home with a lucky bride!

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Ok have you ever seen an ombre cake? Aaaaand I told you the chairs were comfy!

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They have signs all over that you can purchase and here was one of my favorite invites. I believe I read on Nikki's blog that the more interesting your invite is the higher percentage of invited guests arrive. She always has the BEST invites. This one is clearly nautical themed and I go NUTS for stripey straws.

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The thing I love about EE is how they incorporate textures, pattern, and color into everything they do. A photographer's dream.

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Ok so Sparkly, textured napkin, textured table cloth…and a menu. LOVE.

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One of the mock-up centerpieces they have. I was nearly drooling.

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Big colored clothes pins…again I don't know what I would do with these (perhaps Bean needs these for his bday party next year) but I LOVE them. I'm guessing another lucky bride will snag these as well.

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The s'mores bar. I did have a treat while I was hanging out πŸ™‚

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AHHHHHH. I want to drink EVERY drink with one of these. Just makes life happier I think. A little color and pattern does the soul good.

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ok…I am sure EVERYONE is drooling now right? Custom cutlery in the coolest stand ever.

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Sweet little Bella. I think one day she might be a big part of EE. She is already a natural.

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This was the best part to me. The cutting of the ribbon. I got a little teary. I thought of all their hard work, and how Bella and Magnolia are right there with Nikki and Kati and what a legacy of hard work they are leaving them. Teaching their girls they really can do anything they want.

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Such a big moment.

Nikki and Kati, you girls are rocking it. Keep going and inspiring your clients! If anyone is interested in learning more about the EE girls and their work visit their website. It's incredible and I promise you'll want to meet them and pick their brains!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Maggy’s Creations {Toledo Product Photography}

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this vendor!! She is so creative in her work and I just love the pieces she comes up with!! She asked me to come out and grab some shots of her newest creations and I was just soooo in love with them! I can't wait to show you!

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Love this little skirt and the matching flower on the tank!

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LOVE this frilly heart shirt and again the precious matching bow!!!! (I think I need a girl some day so I can dress her in frills!)

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Patchwork dress!!

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The posh pettiskirt! These are awesome! She does such a great job!

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Of course she completes every outfit with a matching shirt and bow!!

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The backpack shirts are by far my new favorite thing from Maggy's Creations! They have an actual flap on the back that your kiddos can put things in! They are just so precious!!!!

Maggy, your clothing and accessory line are just precious! I love seeing what you come up with! If you would like to order from Maggy click here. You won't be sorry!

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

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

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Nazareth Hall Bridal Show {Toledo Wedding Photography}

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

 

So I actually made it to this bridal show….no giving birth this time πŸ™‚ It was great meeting so many awesome couples and hearing the amazing and creative ways those boys asked their girls to marry them! We really did meet a lot of nice people. Someone actually said to us "You must work so hard and pay attention to details, just look at your booth! It’s so creative and you can see the work you put into it" That made our day! Putting the booth together is a lot of work (as my hubby and dad can attest to) Tabitha and I have big ideas…that usually require men to haul things in for us. Take a look for yourself:

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Yes..those are trees in the background…Tabitha’s big idea this year. I thought she was crazy..I thought how are we going to bring trees inside? Once I saw them I was sooo happy she thought of them!

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The infamous windows and crates

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We had flowers, jewels, and coupons hanging from the trees!

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Proud of our booth and so looking forward to all the memories we get to capture!

We also met some really cool vendors:

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This display is by My Little Patisserie. We loved their unity in color and repetition of pattern.

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coolest cookies ever!

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We also saw this:

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These were done by Ice Creations. SO cool!

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Everyone brought their creative sides:

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Encore Bridal added black lace to one of their gowns! Brand new idea! (At least I’ve never seen it)

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This was my favorite gown. I loved the fullness of the skirt and the gathering.

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ahhhh shoes πŸ™‚

We also loved these colorful and creative cakes:

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These cakes were made by The Bake Shop.

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yes there are actual jewels on the cake!

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She has some really cool cake stands, I love her unique ideas.

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Look at the glitter on the cake!

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A cheeseburger groom’s cake!

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A mirror cake topper.

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This cake stand is really cool too, lit from inside with sparkly things inside!

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I love how the leaves are actually popping off the cake!

It was great meeting new friends and seeing some existing friends as well as meeting all those starry eyed brides dreaming of the most romantic day of their lives! I seriously love my job! It’s so awesome! A big thank you to the Nazareth Hall staff! They did a great job setting the place up and helping vendors and brides alike!

~Bethany

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Feature Vendor~Beautiful Blooms by Jen {Toledo Wedding Photography}

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

 

Meet Jen and Megan, premier florists in Toledo! Their company name is Beautiful Blooms by Jen and I really can not express in words how awesome their work is (thank goodness I have images to show you). Their arrangements are stunning and you really can’t get better anywhere. I got to grab some shots of the girls and their amazing work and there is great info on what things you should be looking for in a florist and other wedding vendors…..so brides and grooms read on and as for the rest be prepared to be stunned by flowers!

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Meet Jen!

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Meet Megan!

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Here are some Q’s and A’s,

Q:How do I begin to choose a florist?

A:Get referrals from your vendors and then ask those vendors for referrals. We will always let you know who we like to work with and who we KNOW will do a good job! Remember you get what you pay for! Also, find someone you click with, that is so important!

 

Q: How much is a typical wedding?

A: Average bridal budget includes $1819 for flowers (2010 SAF Survey). Industry standard is 8-15 percent of the total wedding cost. We price all our weddings by stem so we don’t do packages. We want your wedding to be as individual as you! 

Be honest with your budget. If you tell us you don’t have a budget we get really creative and have a lot of fun and offer you awesome suggestions. This is great except you won’t be happy with the price. If you have a specific number in mind this will help us visualize how large or ornate the wedding will be and let us know and lets you talk about different ways you can tweak to meet your budget.

Also, don’t automatically eliminate a florist’s services based on price alone. Choosing your wedding flowers is a stem by stem process and price can literally change when a flower is added or taken away from a design. If you really like the designer but their price is a little too high ask for an explanation. It is entirely possible that he or she plans to have more flowers in your designs which will look nicer and more beautiful but also cost a little more. Communicating your budget with your florist is the best way to ensure there are no surprises when you get your quote.

Be careful about price comparisons between florists. While knowing what you can afford is important, it’s more important to feel comfortable knowing that your florist will do a great job! Anyone can bring a quote to another florist to see if the price can be beat. And guess what? The answer is almost always yes! But, it is very difficult to compare apples to apples when it comes to flowers. Like I said before, it’s a stem by stem process. So, you can almost always find a lower price, but you also find that you will be getting less of what you want.

 

Q: What should I bring to my consultation?

A: Anything you have planned already- colors, pictures of dresses, pictures of things you like and don’t like. Theknot.com is really helpful. List of favorite flowers, list of EVERYONE you need corsages or boutonnieres for.

My company’s specialty is communication. I usually get back to brides in about 24hrs on phone calls or emails and try to get you a quote the next day after a consultation. Sometimes it takes a little longer if I need to check with the wholesaler on something to make sure information is accurate.

 

Q: When should I book a florist?

A: The sooner the better! Typically once you pick your date, book your ceremony and reception sites, florists photographers and djs are next. We are already booking brides for over a year from now.

We always fully service our weddings. This includes delivering your bouquets, pinning on corsages and boutonnieres setting up the ceremony and reception sites. We are there until the last item is complete!

 

Ok! Now that you have all the good information check out their work! You will NOT believe it! If you need a florist these girls are the bomb!

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I LOVE the huge leaves wrapped like that!

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Look at all the color!

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I love the texture on this one!

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This one is really unique, I’ll post a close up below

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Yeh..it’s that awesome.

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I have never seen anything like this…and check it out

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…that’s right! It has cabbage in it!

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Not only do I love the color on this one but look at the wire just above the stem wrapping!!!!

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Jen and Megan, I had a blast photographing your work! Always feel free to give me a call whenever you want more done! It was so fun playing with flowers, every girl’s dream! Plus they smelled awesome! Go check out Beautiful Blooms by Jen here.

 

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