Bethany Leisure

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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: ‘First Look’



Matt and Rachel Tied the Knot {Toledo Wedding Photography}

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

BIG DISCLAIMER: I DID NOT TAKE ANY OF THESE PHOTOS! Tabitha took them as well as Echo from EBD. BUT! I am posting them. Echo will be doing a blog post later but I am including a few of hers since they are incredible and everyone should like my dear friend, Echo πŸ™‚ These are the photos from my little sister's wedding! She had a 1920's themed wedding and it was so FABULOUS!

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Let's start with the dress! It was handmade by my mom to fit her perfectly. Also, every bride and groom need great hangers. We always take photos of the dress and the suit/tux and a nice hanger really finishes the photo.

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Also, every bride should have something cute to wear while she is getting ready, so she enjoys her getting ready photos! Rachel picked out a robe in her wedding color and then had it embroidered by Sewful Stitches for a perfect personal touch.

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All the girls got ready at The Beauty Bar, the team was led by Raquel DeAnda…she is a ROCKSTAR!

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My FAVORITE photo ever taken of my sister (Thanks T!).

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I also requested this from Tab….I'm sure it was lovely having me around not working and yet still bugging her:) Like I said Raquel did an incredible job on her make up!

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My Mom handmade all of our wedding dresses and then she hand stitches a poem she wrote into the inside of the dress. It's incredible.

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Uh yeh…prettiest bride ever (although I may be a bit biased!)

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Rachel and Matt did not have a first look but Rachel and my Dad did, it was just as emotional and powerful. Something all brides should consider. Dads love their little girls as much as their grooms do, and it's just as an emotional day for them as well, just in a different capacity.

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Rachel and her besties blowing off some steam before the ceremony πŸ™‚

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The Toledo Club has such an elegant setting for a wedding. She chose to have a really long aisle where she walked through the foyer and was able to have more time with Dad.

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πŸ™‚ I am really glad she chose this boy.

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I really don't know how they found this car but it is perfect! Every detail can match your special wedding day.

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So far they have 10 nieces and nephews (mostly nephews!) That would be a fun cousin camp at their house I think!

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Their first dance. I have a VERY similar photo to this from my wedding day. Just showing all those bittersweet emotions πŸ™‚

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One last one of Rachel and Dad.

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Their adorable cake. They had a small cake and then a huge pastry bar and candy bar. The guests were not lacking for sweets!

Up next are my favorite from Echo!

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I really LOVED all the natural light shots Echo got of Matt.

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The flowers are from The Flower Market. Rachel and Mom did all the design at this wedding, as well as doing everything by hand. Yes it was some major work!

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Like I said the Toledo Club is an incredible back drop! Every guest had a hand sewn burlap bag to pack with candy to take home and a peacock pen to sign the books with their marriage advice. Each table had a different number on the book, for each year on their anniversary they get to read the advice! What a great tradition. I guess when they run out of books we all get to come party at their vow renewal!

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They also had all pintuck linens. I do suggest venturing out a bit and getting some textures in your tablescape. It really adds pop! Most of her flowers were baby's breath. Sometimes the inexpensive flowers that are used as filler can be quite elegant when bunched together.

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Another great shot of the Father/Daughter First Look ::sigh::

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Rachel reading a letter from Matt with three of her adoring nieces.

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Instead of regular programs they ordered real newsprint paper and wrote out the ceremony news paper style. They even used true to the 20s decade lingo. It was a hit!

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Final details being set as the ceremony started!

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Giving away his youngest baby.

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They got married on this side where the windows are. Creates some great backlighting!

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Baby's breath wrapped in burlap for their aisle decor.

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I really love this groomsmen shot. Just all smiling and laughing!

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Such a great great photo of Matt!

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Another one of their first dance πŸ™‚ PS Raquel from the Beauty Bar came and changed her hair up a pinch for the reception. She drove alll that way for a second hair do! Like I said she is the bomb!

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My folks watching their daughter dance with her new hubsy. I think this is my favorite photo by Echo.

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I LOVE this one of Matt and his mom, Anita. She was dressed all 20s too and had this great feather in her hair! Such a peach too!

Matt and Rachel,

I hope you are enjoying your new married life together. Always remember as great as your wedding day is…it's the jumping point. It's where you start. Believe me when I tell you the best days are before you. You two are great together.

Tabitha and Echo,

My family, as well as Matt's family, can NOT thank you enough for your endless tireless hours of work. You girls created some incredible and moving photos that we will forever treasure. I know I've looked at them over a dozen times. Just keep going through and through.

~B

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