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: ‘Maternity’



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

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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

Waiting for Baby {Toledo Maternity Photographer}

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Jaci is Cassie's sister! I got to meet her at Cassie and Brian's wedding. I love Cassie as it is and after getting to know Jaci she is just as awesome. Laid back and sweet, and her hubsy Craig is the same way. Just down to earth happy people. Baby J is one lucky girl and I CAN'T wait to meet her so soon! We started out the session in baby J's room and then headed out to Oak Openings. I gotta say Jaci is one easy going preggo. She was willing to go barefoot and lay down in some tall grass… and she even got up herself! yeh. Those of us who have been pregs before know that is not as easy in the last month of pregnancy.

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Such a pretty mama!

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Craig and Jaci, so happy I got to spend some time with you guys. I am beyond thrilled for your new adventure in life. This little girl will be the best thing that has ever happened to you, believe me. I am dying to get the phone call and hear that she has arrived!!

~Bethany

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Waiting for Baby #4 {Toledo Maternity Photography}

Monday, May 21st, 2012

So I'm a bit behind on posting these photos (that's what you get for being related to me!) This family has grown so much in the last 8 years! These are their photos waiting for their final sweet surprise. They always choose to be surprised by baby's gender in the delivery room (LOVE that!) so this little one had a big brother and big sister rooting for a boy! Also this little one has a big sister who isn't so big!

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High school sweet hearts…been 11 years this summer that they have been married!

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Big brother Jacob and big sister Karen….they are giddy about baby!

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Mama holding two babies :)

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Mama knows her color!

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One last one of them as a family of five! PS two girls and one boy….any guesses on baby's gender?

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:)

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I saved my favorites for last. This chaos with three kids will only exponentially grow with a fourth….that is the kind of chaos you want in your life! A pile of kids is the best way to spend your time on this earth. Since baby is already here I will post those photos in the morning! Y'all have some super cuteness to look forward to!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Dawson! {Archbold Family Photography}

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Dawson has grown quite a bit since his last session. Not only has he grown so much but he is going to be a big brother! I was happy to get to take their family photos at this special time in their lives! It's their second Christmas as a family (Dawson was born a couple weeks before Christmas)!

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I think he looks like a Christmas elf! He has those sweet eyes, and red hair!

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You can barely see her baby bump here! She's nearly halfway through!archbold family baby photography photographer http://www.wellspringphoto.com

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There's a bit more baby bump!

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Chad and Lynn, thanks for inviting me down to do your family photos! Can't believe our boys are so close in age! Seriously is such a wonderful time of year to welcome a munchkin into the world! Keep an eye out on your email for your gallery link and password. Can't wait to show you the rest :)

I am officially booked through December and most of January. February I only have one Saturday left. If you'd like photos on a Saturday be sure to get a hold of me!

~Bethany

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Love Package Album {Toledo Maternity & Newborn Photography}

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

We have our Love package which includes the maternity session and the newborn session together and it includes an album to remember these precious time in every parent's life! I thought I would share a few page spreads from Kailey and Rankin's Love Album!
You can check out their maternity session and baby Rankin's newborn session as well as their birth documentary!

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The book comes with 24 pages so 12 page spreads total and it is split in half….half for the maternity photos and half for your precious new one's first photos! I know Kailey loved her book and I was thrilled to deliver it myself! Not only is this a big benefit from booking our Love package but you save some moolah too by booking the sessions together! I really loved working with Kailey and Rankin and being there for all of baby Rankin's first moments! I hope I get to continue to watch them grow as a family…there is so much love there. Adam and Stacy have also booked the Love package plus birth documentary. We are just waiting on Baby B's arrival!!!!! Trust me there is a lot more to unfold with that story and I am having a hard time being patient! :)

Little side note, June is booking very quickly. If you would like to reserve a June date be sure to email me (booking about two weeks in advance and that gap is getting bigger by the day!)  I have one session slot left for the second week and then we are booking into the third! Talk to you all soon! :)

~Bethany

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Waiting for Baby “B” {Monroe Maternity Photography}

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Adam and Stacy had me up in MI doing their maternity photos this weekend. I am really excited because they also booked me for their birth documentary and their newborn photos! I told them we should grab coffee and get to know each other better. For big events like weddings and birth documentaries I like to know my clients so they don't see me as a stranger and so they know they can rely on me!

At our coffee 'date' I got to know a bit about their personalities. Adam is sarcastic and those of you who know me know that I LOVE sarcasm. I am a sucker for sarcasm and dry humor (ask my hubby….that pretty much sums him up!) So of course Adam and I get along great. On top of that Stacy and share that same quality of the love of laughter. Adam kept us laughing all through coffee.

These two not unlike my hubby and myself in many ways besides the personality similarities. They are also high school sweethearts AND they also chose not to find out the gender of their baby. Plus they are coming up on three years of marriage (again same as hubby and me). Needless to say I was excited to see them again for their maternity shoot and I am really freakin excited about documenting their baby's debut! (Also, I think it's safe to say that I am loving the word freakin lately. I just keeps popping out.)
 Alright here are my faves:

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I LOVE that they have a countdown board…think I might do this when/if we have another one! Just shows how excited they are :)

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:) They framed this and it's in their living room. PS you can see the cord! I've never seen an ultrasound like that before!

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I wanted to show a side by side comparison. This is how different an image can look by just changing the settings on your camera. I got asked if I have a studio based on Kailey's maternity shoot. I don't have a studio, but what I do have is clients with big windows covered in sheers!

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I just LOVE this shot. I love playing with shadows and reflections.

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She has such a great pregnancy shape doesn't she?

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After photos at the house and the nursery we headed to downtown!

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Adam and Stacy, I am thrilled for you guys (I know I've said it a billion times already!) Enjoy every minute of this little blessing from God! Before you know it this little one will be 3 1/2 months old like my Bean! Then 3 years and……I just can't think about them growing up so fast! :) Can't wait for that phone call! See you at the hospital!

Hey everyone, I know you've been dying to see more photos of my Beanie! I took some this week and will be posting tomorrow. AND as an extra special treat that next day I'll be posting some photos of my chubbalicious pup! I know I haven't posted a bunch of personal stuff lately which is silly since there is so much of it now!

Back to work….I am thankful to have so much of it!

~Bethany

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…And Baby Makes 6! {Toledo Maternity Photography}

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

 

These two have quite the kiddos! First a daughter and then twin boys! They already have a dream family but they just weren’t complete and that is where this new little one comes in! I just love photographing maternity shoots..the excitement and anticipation of a new PERSON coming into the world. It’s like magic! Plus I get some hot mamas to photograph and Kristi is no different. She’s fierce and she brought that with her and rocked out her maternity session (Mike and the kids too of course!) Here are my faves:

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The two that started this life story!

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The whole gang, good looking group.

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I think Maddie is secretly praying for a sister! They didn’t find out the gender so we all get to be surprised…my fave!

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Even in a simple portrait she is fierce! Love it!

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:)

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The new baby:) So excited to meet this little one!

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So I just have to say I had a blast doing this shoot. Every session is different because all people are different and I really love that about my job. Plus it was a gorgeous day out yesterday and the kids said some really sweet things. I like to photograph kids first and quickly so they can have fun and run around! So after they were all done I said "Ok you guys are all done, you did great! Now you can go run around with Dad and have some fun. You guys were so good and I know getting pictures taken can be boring sometimes" The kids said "We used to hate getting our pictures taken but not after today, this was fun!" Bless my heart! I love hearing things like that. Makes me feel like I’m doing my job right! They had all kinds of ideas for me too, maybe future photogs?

Kristi and Mike, I’m really excited for you guys and I can’t wait to meet your new precious baby! I’ll have the rest of your photos ready to view tomorrow! Keep an eye out on your email for me :)

I only have literally two Saturdays left from now until September so be sure to get in contact with me if you have to have a Saturday for photos, otherwise weekdays are great! Booking about two weeks in advance right now for weekdays!

~Bethany

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Rankin and Kailey Part Two {Toledo Maternity Photography}

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

 

I really had a great time with these two and I am really excited to meet baby Rankin!! We did the second part of the session downtown! Great colors and it wasn’t super cold (at least not in the wind). They were troopers! I loved the way these turned out. They rocked out their sessions! Hope you all enjoy!

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:)

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Her tiny basketball of a belly!

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Never tried this in this setting before! I think it turned out well:)

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Kailey and Rankin, all of your photos will be up in the morning! Be on the lookout for that email! So excited for this next stage of your life :) You guys really will make amazing parents! I am dying to see that sweet boys face!

~Bethany

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P.S. If you are looking for a Saturday to book this summer do it quickly I only have one or two left!

Rankin and Kailey~Part One {Toledo Maternity Photography}

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

 

It is official my maternity leave is over. I am loving being a Mommy to my little ‘beanstalk’ but I’m also loving my job! I am happy my first session back was a maternity session. Kailey got in contact with me a month or so ago asking about maternity and newborn sessions and ended up booking our Love package which combines the two sessions in one package! I am so glad she did because I know for SURE that I get to photograph baby Rankin when he is born…and yes baby Rankin is named after his dad and grandad Rankin (and his grandad John~middle name). Rankin and Kailey are super cute together, he is a laid back guitarist ( and rather dapper) and she is an outgoing friendly gorgeous preggo! I swear I get the tiniest preggos to photograph! These two are highschool sweethearts…Kailey’s family moved to Florida and so they ended up breaking it off for a bit but just realized they could not live without each other and back to Ohio she came! Anyway, they have a quaint little house with amazing lighting and I could not have been happier to be snapping away today! Look out…this post is huge! Check back later for their second part!

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I kinda think she looks like a ballerina in this one just minus the tutu :)

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She is one hot Mama!

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:)

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Where it all started….

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Like I said…awesome windows!

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I saved my absolute favorites for last…I can’t decide between the two which I like better?

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Rankin and Kailey~you guys are going to be amazing parents and I am just so excited for what you are about to experience. It truly is the most amazing thing a couple can go through! Can’t wait to meet baby Rankin!!! Keep checkin back for more on their story….it will tug at your heart strings :)

~Bethany

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P.S. Now that the word is out that my maternity leave is over I am already getting booked up so make sure to email me to schedule your session! Can’t wait to see existing clients and meet some new ones!

 

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