I thought it was about time I started my photography blog…

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Alyson Cornman.  I married the love of my life and best friend, Chris, July 3, 2010.  I was born in Memphis, TN to my amazing parents Mark and Susan.  I have younger twin sisters, Cameron and Melissa, I am relatively close to despite living at least 300 miles from each other for the past five years.  I am obsessed with my family and friends.  I have a rather big extended family and am pretty close to them as well.  I would not have it any other way.  I married into a great family as well.  If it was not for my now in-laws I do not think I would still be living in the Pittsburgh area. 
I love photography, life, and nature.  I see beauty in everything and most everyone.  Chris is always complaining of my photo taking because he wants me to enjoy the moment.  In my mind, I am capturing those moments (for which I know he will be grateful for one day, right?).  I am not necessarily a religious person but I am spiritual.  I am firm believer in remaining in the present and happiness coming from within.  I consider myself politically Conservative but socially Liberal. 
I graduated from Penn State University (Beaver Campus) in 2006 with a degree in Psychology.  I have been working at Aurora Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services shortly after graduating.  I would not say I love my job but I do love my coworkers who I know I would not have stuck around for 5+ years with if I did not. 
I have always loved taking pictures.  I was that girl who always had a camera in her hand.  And I am so happy I was (maybe not for some though – oh college days;)).  I used disposable until I graduated to various generations of digital cameras.  It was not until my Dad surprised me Christmas 2009 with the Canon Rebel did I start thinking of turning my passion for photo taking into a career. 
This summer I have been given an amazing opportunity to shadow a fabulous wedding photographer, Andrew Stephan Kilpatrick, in the Pittsburgh area to get experience in wedding photography.  While it is a hard and long day I have loved every minute of it and have been soaking up anything Andy is willing to teach me.  He has been a wonderful mentor and I cannot thank him enough for being open to allowing someone without any formal photography schooling to shadow him. 
I am currently available for senior, newborn, baby, children, family, engagement, due date, maternity, I did, and trash the dress photo sessions.  If you want to see my work check out my Facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/acornmanphotography.  If you or anyone you know is interested in the above mentioned photo sessions please contact me at acornmanphotography@gmail.com to inquire.  I hope to hear from you soon!
Below are a few of my favorite photos I have taken recently.  I hope you enjoy!     

Buttermilk Falls - Beaver Falls, PA.  It is amazing how many people are not aware this place exists.  If you ever have a free morning/afternoon I highly recommend making the trek out.  You can even swim in the watering hole.  

Arts Festival - State College, PA.  Chris and I decided to get away for a weekend to head up to his alma mater, Penn State, in July.  It is a popular time for current students to return and party for the weekend. Being "old" we did not partake in any of the drinking festivities but did enjoy some amazing art. 

Arts Festival - State College, PA.  These adorable kids were hiding in the shade playing a video game.  The boy (I am assuming brother) is very patiently watching the girl (I am assuming sister) play.  Very impressive. 

Arts Festival - Stage College, PA.  This was taken while Chris and I took a break from walking around to sit outside of the Starbucks on College Ave to enjoy some ice cold tea.  I think this is such an adorable photo.  I love seeing men with their children. 

Arts Festival - State College, PA.  A woman singing and playing guitar.  She had an amazing voice! 

Woods - Middle of PA.  This was taken en route to our campsite after a day at the Arts Festival.  Love the green!  

Campsite - Middle of PA.  I was busy taking photos while Chris was building a fire.  I love reflections!

I will leave you with this quote (one of my new favorites) from Michael Pritchard:
"Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed."

Until next time,

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