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: ‘Pets’



Hodor {Newborn Puppy Photography}

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Yes….you read that right. I can now count myself as a newborn puppy photographer and I am SO happy about it. Just the cuddling of a one week old pup- something I have never done before. Hodor is a great dane and you guessed it….named after Game of Thrones. For being a great dane I thought even as a newborn he would be big! He is SO SO small!!! I could hardly take it. His puppy mama wants me to take photos of him at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months so you all will get to watch him grow! I am soooo smitten with him and I know he will be huge next time I see him. Plus I will get to see his eyes next time!

Hodor was only one week old in these photos, eyes still closed, fit in the palm of your hand tiny, and oh so sleepy:) BTW techniques to keep human newborns asleep also work for pups ::swoon:: Hodor is going to be a healing puppy, Kristen just lost her sweet Dexter at Christmas and after a little while she decided she just needs a little buddy in her home. We all know that Hody isn’t a replacement, Dex was an amazing dog, but I think some cuddle time and training can do a lot for a broken heart.

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YES…there he is in all his perfection. This dude is LAID back and quite agreeable. Also….puppy bow tie! AHHH

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I think my favorite part about him is his nose….his little pink patch. It probably won’t stay that way but it’s my favorite!

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yeh….you know you love that nose.

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His sweet profile…oh my.

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His little pink paws and that tiny tiny sticky outty ear.

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SO tiny!!!! His little tongue is always sticking out!!

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I seriously love him.

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She is just a little smitten….not too much or anything πŸ™‚

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Little Hody…one week old…less than one pound!! <3

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I have a few weeks to wait until he comes home and I can see him again but I am one happy lady that I get to photograph this fella over the next year (and maybe every birthday…right?) Welcome to the Yayas, Hodor.

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Tiff and Paul {Toledo Photography}

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

So, Tiffany and I have been trying to schedule this shoot for a year! Paul is a pro baseball player and his schedule mixed with my schedule mixed with Tiffany's schedule made it hard to find a spot! I am so glad we finally figured it out. I've been hearing about this mysterious Paul forever since Tiff cuts, styles and all around fixes all problems with my hair. Paul is from England….so yeh he has an accent. I can see why Tiffany fell for him. Besides the accent (which all women adore) he is rather dapper AND he is a gentleman. He offered many times to carry my bags and he kept helping Tiffany with the dogs and helping her mom carry her things (purse, coat, etc) all without being asked. He just is a nice guy. There could be no one less who could deserve Tiffany. Tiffany is one of sweetest happiest people I've ever met. Not to mention she's is adorable and always encourages people. I was so nervous to do their photos because Tiffany has become a friend of mine and she's really fashionable and I didn't want to disappoint her! I was pretty thrilled when I got home…take a peek!

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They LOVE their pups Alfie and Lola…and honestly you can't not love those furries. They are so sweet and just about want to kill you with kisses!

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Don't you just love their collars?

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I decided to use completely different areas of Sidecut that I've never used and I think it paid off. I felt like I was in a whole new place!

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I think this is my favorite from the entire session. I think they both have a career in modeling that they may be neglecting for their true passions in life πŸ˜‰

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Is anyone with me when I say this looks like the cover of a romantic comedy DVD?

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Yeh…she's smitten.

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Paul I am so happy I finally got to meet you! (Sorry I canceled out previous appointment on account of the baby being born and all :)). Tiffany I am so glad I got spend some extra time with you. Thank you for always fixing my crazy hair and for being one of the most kind-hearted people I know! Your photos are uploading today so keep an eye out on your email!

~B

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Luke the Dog {Toledo Pet Photography}

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

So…I was trying to decide how I felt about Luke after I left the session. I think the only thing that accurately describes him is a goofy loveball. It's my blog and I will make up words if I want to! He is two but still quite puppy like….falling all over himself and endlessly trying to please Brittany. I had way too much fun at this session. Talk about a session that literally has no pressure and is all fun!

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OK whoever says animals don't have expression check out the one of Luke on the left…is that not a smile or what? I love the one of Luke and Brittany…his ears all up and his paw curled πŸ™‚ Precious.

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I got to see a lot of this…it was hot out!

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Haha!! Who doesn't love to pat a dog booty?

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Handsome boy.

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Haha another great expression. He's just a happy dude.

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He's workin the camera πŸ˜‰

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His sweet little feet!

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He can be ferocious too! Actually he is just getting a treat off of his nose. I am not certain he could make this face in real life because I just don't know if he could be mad!

Brittany, thanks a bunch for calling me. I had so much fun playing with Luke! You have done an excellent job training him…he is well behaved and well socialized. So glad I got to meet him! Your photos are uploading now so keep an eye out in your email!

~Bethany

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Jax {Toledo Baby Photographer}

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Baby Jax is the cousin of these cuties. I got to meet him shortly after he was born and have seen him here and there but I finally got to photograph him! Meaning I got to spend some real quality time with him. He is your typical one year old….loves being outdoors, has very definite ideas and has mastered climbing. I am pretty smitten with this little guy. He has some incredible blonde hair and blue eyes but he is also so so happy. He has such a cute smile and he does that thing where you smile with your eyes…..extra happy. Not to mention Teresa and John dress him in the cutest stuff…you have got to see his shoes!!! Here he is….meet Jax.

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This is Jax's first childhood friend, Hitch. I LOVED that they wanted a photo of the two boys together. For the life of me I can not figure out why I haven't done a session of Bean and Rufus….hmm….

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Both smiling!!! How awesome is that?!?!

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πŸ™‚ I am thinking of doing this for my home.

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Check out his incredible smile and the awesome outfit. That makes for one cutie.

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AHH Hitch is soo cute! Plus he is a huge cuddlebug!

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He looks more like a big boy here than a baby!! Time goes too fast!

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The one on the left is my FAVORITE of the whole session. He just looks perfect. I also think John and Teresa should make a tradition of photographing him with his big giraffe every year! I love big big stuffed animals that show how much a kid grows through the years. Just kind of sweet!

John and Teresa, thank you so much for having me out. I am so glad I got to spend some time with Jax and get to know him better. He is just so sweet and I honestly want to pinch his cheeks sooo bad! I have way way more photos of him and I think you will love them. They will be ready tomorrow so keep an eye out on your email!

Just so everyone knows summer is booking incredibly quickly, and fall is not far behind. If you would like a session be sure to get a hold of me soon!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Rob + Cindy (and a new blog!) {Toledo Photography}

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Hey y'all (yes I've been into saying y'all lately….all my roots are southern I figure I get a pass right?) ! As you can see I got a new blog! The ::BEST:: part about this blog is the BIG PICTURES! Many of my clients have been to my home and know exactly how much I love big photos. I was happy when I got home from a session and saw the hubster sitting there fiddling with my blog. He said "look big photos" He knows me well! Tabitha is also getting a blog makeover too I just happen to be married to our web designer ;). Also we have a new mobile version of my blog that is super easy to use and friendly to iPhone, iPad, and blackberry. Check it out!

On to the post! Yesterday was so blah outside but I got lucky enough to photograph TWO sessions between rain storms. Rob and Cindy were the first ones yesterday. They were troopers through the squish and slosh ( and yes for those of who are wondering I of course sat in a puddle….when do I not do that?) Rob and Cindy have a quiet admiration for one another and Cindy has about the cutest smile ever. Her nose crinkles just a bit when she is truly smiling and I am excited to photograph it more on their big day! Side note Cindy got her hair and make up done by Raquel at the beauty bar!

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Can you see that eye color? holy moses!

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SO glad I caught that smile! How cute!

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They also brought their papillon Coco! Sorry cat people I'm a dog lover! I've had a few couples bring their pups to their engagement sessions and it totally rocks!

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Seriously who could not absolutely love that face?

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Bling bling!

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I figured why not make use of giant puddles? Seriously it looked like a lake!

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There's that smile again that I love! I have no idea what he said to her to make her laugh but I hope he keeps doing that on wedding day!

Cindy and Rob, So glad I got to chill with you guys and get to know you a bit better. I know you're wedding day is going to be FABULOUS! Seriously you guys gotta see that dress, it's GORGEOUS! I in fact did get sneak peek via phone pic!

I have more work form yesterday to post but we are celebrating mother's day tonight since I was out of town last weekend! I'll post more later!

~B

wellspringphoto@gmail.com

Dr. Rufus the Pug {Toledo Pet Photography}

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Ask anyone and they will tell you I LOOOVE my puggie! She is a year old now, and everything I wanted in a dog. I read Cesar Milan's raising the perfect puppy and I'm so glad I did! I followed as best I could and we did tons of behavioral training and not once was a rolled up newspaper used. She is proof that how you feel is conveyed to your dog and that is all that is necessary. She's the cutest pug I have ever seen (of course I am biased) and she loves everyone she meets (even if they don't love her back like that big egyptian hound that she sees downtown). Some of my brides and grooms have seen her try to leave with them after only knowing them a few moments!

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She is a curious little puppy, follows me all over and always seems like she is trying to learn English! Although she does know quite a bit. My Bean has this educational video and when it says Tiger she goes and gets her stuffed tiger πŸ™‚ She's pretty much a genius.

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She is the family comedian. We never know what she will do next. She does smile like this alot. Sometimes she just gives a have smile with her mouth closed.

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Yes her snout is deliciously flat!

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HAHA this was the hubinator's idea. He wanted a comparison. They are about the same length and Rufus weighs 7lbs more than Bean!

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oooh the drama!

Oh chubby puggie girl! You are too cute. Hubster and I know how lucky we are to have such a great dog and baby! We are just having a grand old time in this life!

~Bethany

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Memory Lane {Toledo Photography}

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

 

Sitting here feeling blessed cuddling my son and I began looking at his photos which spurred looking at sessions from this past year. I had quite a year with WP and I am loving looking at all these sessions at once so I thought I’d share my year in one blog post!

We had many many weddings:

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PS Brides…never think a winter wedding means no outside photos….I LOVE being outside and weather does not bother me!

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I got meet a lot of cool families:

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Got to hang out with some crazy kids:

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Lots of cute smoochie babies:

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One last one of my super chubby cute puggy!

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Thank you to all my amazing clients. I have loved capturing your memories and spending time with you and getting to know your families. I am so looking forward to 2011 and what it brings. We are going to be rocking it with weddings and can’t wait to see who I get to meet!

~B

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Happy Birthday Dexter! {Toledo Pet Photography}

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

 

Today I went out to Toledo Dog Training for Dexter’s birthday bash! He had a big birthday party and proceeds were donated to Cavalier Rescue USA. They had me out today to do posed photos of Dexter and his friends!

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Here’s the Birthday boy! So well behaved and only a year old!

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I also had to throw one in of my little darling! She came to work with me today! She will be 11 months old in a couple days πŸ™ She’s getting so big!!!

It’s been a weekend full of dogs around here! I love it! I have more to post from today too! Plus more this week!

~Bethany

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Pups and People! {Toledo Pet Photography}

Friday, October 8th, 2010

 

This family has four dogs and wanted to get photos of their pups in their Halloween costumes! Needless to say it was a ridiculously fun and wild session! I’m a biiiig dog person and having four of them running around is just awesome! Here’s my faves:

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Ahhh, the mass chaos of getting four pups to look one way:) Not to mention I couldn’t quite laughing at their antics. It was awesome! Had to post this because this is exactly how it looks πŸ™‚

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Dexter ALWAYS had his tongue out the entire time!

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Sweet laid back Crystal πŸ™‚

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Haha πŸ™‚

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Callie! She is quite the stinker! Whenever we wanted a shot of her she ran away, but when we didn’t need her she would put her snout right up in my lens!

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Casey, look at that sweet face! PS She is a chicken for Halloween this year! lol

I also grabbed some shots of their fan club!

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There’s some true love right there πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for calling me out today! It was awesome and I LOVE your pups! It was fun seeing all of their personalities shine through and my abs are still sore from laughing at them! The rest of your photos will be up tomorrow!

~Bethany

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Chad {Toledo Senior Photography}

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

 

This guy had some awesome ideas for his senior photo shoot! He had some cool props lined up and I think we got some great stuff!!! Plus he had the cutest dog (everyone knows I’m a dog person!). It was all around a really fun session. Here are my faves:

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I love when guys choose to wear a suit for their senior photos!

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He’s also CAPTAIN of his soccer team!

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This is Chad’s awesome truck! It’s a 62 and he got it up and running with his dad….I got to hitch a ride in it!!!!

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Don’t think anyone can not like this photo πŸ™‚

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…..and he also has a four wheeler!

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Chad, had a blast taking your photos yesterday! Hope you like your preview! The rest will be up tomorrow!

If you want to book your senior photo shoot be sure to email me A.S.A.P! Fall is booking up very quickly!

~Bethany

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