Captured by Corbin Photography: Blog en-us (C) Captured by Corbin Photography (Captured by Corbin Photography) Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:16:00 GMT Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:16:00 GMT Captured by Corbin Photography: Blog 88 120 Sam + Katie Galena Engagement Sam + Katie 

Engagement Session

Grant Park, Galena, Illinois


It was a warm Monday evening in May as we headed to Grant Park for Sam + Katie's engagement session. Katie wanted lilacs incorporated in her session, but we were about 3 days too late and most of them were past their blooming stage. I had a few I was able to pull from my lilac bushes from home to put a  small bouquet together. Besides the bugs eating us alive, it was a wonderful session! We finished just in time to leave the park before a big storm came through! It's all about timing! I had to wait the storm out at Culver's in Galena before heading home! But I did enjoy some ice cream while I waited! 


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Professional Headshots Tips for a Professional Headshot

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Good evening everyone!


As I prepare for the Annual Dinner for the Dyersville Young Professionals, I thought I would send some tips regarding professional headshots. This may be old news to some, but to others who have never had a headshot taken, this may be some great information.


Our annual dinner will kick off at 5:30 with cocktails. As soon as you arrive and sign in, you will have the chance to have a headshot taken to use for business or personal use. This is a $75 value, free to our members of the Dyersville Young Professionals and their guests!


Here are some tips to help you get ready for your headshot on Thursday night:

  • Avoid big prints and patterns such as stripes/lines in clothing
  • Make sure that clothes are fitted properly
  • Match your personality and line of profession; if you work for the bank, dress up a little more than you would on a normal work day (suit jacket, button down shirt, etc)
  • Choose a color that complements you, watch for colors that may be too bold or washes you out
  • Ladies make sure you have hair and makeup done, natural looks best
  • Keep jewelry simple so that it does not distract from your face
  • Remember to have a great attitude and always bring your best smile!
  • It is recommended to have headshots done twice a year. If your headshot has not been updated recently, now is the time to do this! (I’ll admit, I am one of them!)


I hope these tips help and I am looking forward to seeing everyone and capturing some awesome headshots!

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Allison Corbin

Marketing Chair – Dyersville Young Professionals

Owner/Photographer Captured by Corbin Photography

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Baby Shea Jacey asked me to come to the hospital after she had baby Alivia. I of course said yes! I don't get the opportunity to photograph many fresh 48 sessions and I enjoy getting to capture those very first moments in a child's life! 


Here are a few of the photos from Alivia's birthday! 


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2016 Year with Captured by Corbin Photography Pictures Edited: Over 19,500

Miles Driven: Over 6,000

Weddings Photographed: Over 13

These are all just numbers to my most successful year in photography. I can’t thank my clients enough! Seriously, you are all amazing and I can’t find the words to describe how awesome this is! I’m still in shock that I get to do something I love every single day! 

Captured by Corbin Photography has had a phenomenal 2016. I've taken on so many extra challenges this year and I could not have done it without the love and support of my husband and family. 

It can be tough as a photographer to keep up with the business. There are so many great photographers and so many great talents out there that it's hard not to compare work and have doubts. I have always been my toughest critic, but the only photographer I can compare myself to is myself from when I started out. 

I've captured a lot in 2016 and I have many clients to thank for putting their trust in my creative hands! 

2017 will bring on a lot more challenges, a lot more adventures, and a lot more exciting things to be announced. I will be running some awesome specials and I can't wait to share some surprises for the upcoming year! Stay tuned! Until then, check out some of my favorites from 2016! 

Thank you everyone for supporting Captured by Corbin Photography, LLC. 

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful, joyous, and blessed 2017! 


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Wegmann Wedding 2016 has been filled with beautiful brides, grooms, flowers, and perfectly planned weddings. I'm so happy to have been able to capture these beautiful details this year! I wanted to share some beautiful photos of Josh & Charissa's gorgeous October wedding!



We started the day off at Ultimate Impressions Salon in Peosta, IA. I was able to capture some shots of the amazing dress and details. 



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Wegmann-1035Wegmann-1035 Wegmann-1050Wegmann-1050 Wegmann-1080Wegmann-1080 Wegmann-1094-2Wegmann-1094-2 Now we are off to the first look with the bride and groom! We all packed up in my minivan and headed to the beautiful Divine Word College Seminary in Epworth. (One of my favorite places of all time!) 

I don't think Josh's smile could get any bigger! 




Just kidding! His smile does get bigger at the sight of his beautiful bride! I love it!! :D This was the BEST first look ever! 




Did I mention that this was the BEST first look ever?! I couldn't stop smiling! These two are SO lovely! 


Now for some glamour shots! This is where I get to have some fun!! And of course, I played with Charissa's gorgeous veil! 






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Please don't hate me, Josh! But, I LOVE this picture! You guys nailed it! :D  Wegmann-2161Wegmann-2161
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Thank you so much for letting me help you capture the next chapter of your story!



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Jade Senior The beautiful Jade Besler trusted me to capture her senior pictures. She is gorgeous inside and out and we had a blast taking her pictures. I may get a little giddy when sessions are going so well and I was pretty giddy Tuesday night for Jade's pictures! 

We scoped out a couple areas in the Millwork district and had some pretty good luck with our locations! I can't wait to finish working on the rest of the pictures! 


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]]> (Captured by Corbin Photography) Captured by Corbin Captured by Corbin Photography Dubuque Photography Dubuque Senior Pictures Millwork District Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:02:05 GMT
Adam & Jessica are Engaged! Adam & Jessica are Engaged!!!

I absolutely LOVE these two! We had a blast capturing their engagement pictures! It only took two tries, but I think we totally scored with some awesome pictures! 

We started off at Eagle Point Park and we were so hopeful that the weather was going to cooperate! Well.... we were wrong! About 20 minutes into our session, dodging a few sprinkles, and keeping Jessica's long blonde hair out of Adam's mouth; we decided we should probably reschedule! 

1 week later, we headed to the Millwork District and we mixed things "UP" a little bit. A majority of our pictures were up a level or two or 7! The parking ramps in the district are my favorite spots! Dubuque has done an amazing job with the Millwork District! 

So here are a few of my favorites! It was hard to choose! 

Enjoy the pictures and I am so excited for October 1st when they say "I DO"!! 


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]]> (Captured by Corbin Photography) Captured by Corbin Captured by Corbin Photography Dubuque Photography Engagement Pictures Millwork District Thu, 14 Jul 2016 02:48:21 GMT
Leeser Maternity Leeser Maternity Session

I love this family! Mike, Samantha, my husband (Nathan), and I all go way back. Like way back from high school! I'm don't want to share how long that has been because it's scary how fast time flies! 

I am so, so, so, so happy for these two expecting child #2. It will change your world even more than you thought! Our second did that and I wouldn't change it for the world. 

This session went so much better than I originally planned, the sun was perfect, the grass was perfect, the poison ivy only caught me once! I am so happy with these images!

I am so excited to meet your new little one in just 1 short week! Good luck with everything Mike, Samantha, & Ryan! 




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Allison's Senior Pictures High School Graduation Pictures

It seems a little early to start thinking about High School Senior and Graduation pictures! I mean, they are only Juniors and we have until Late Fall of their Senior year to get the pictures done, right?! Right! However, if you want beautiful scenery, great weather, and sun kissed skin, the time to get your High School Senior pictures taken is now! 


Last weekend, April 16th, the weather was absolutely perfect! Heck, it was almost too warm! Allison Coyle, her mom, and her aunt, joined me in the Millwork District and at the Mines of Spain to capture some stunning pictures for her high school graduation. Allison will be a Senior next year and was excited to jump on as one of my Senior Representatives! I was the lucky one, because she does not take a single bad picture! We tried for some "serious" poses and laughed because it was near impossible to see Allison without a smile! 


Here are some of the pictures we captured last weekend! It was extremely difficult to narrow them down and I will be working on more!  


If you are interested in setting up your session, get a hold of me today! 

Allison Corbin

Captured by Corbin Photography




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