I know a lot of my readers are thinking that this post is about fraternal twins— but it isn’t. It is however about a modern day amazing family and two siblings who are graduating high school together! Corey and Keairra are so focused and grounded. When I asked them what the next step is, Keairra said she is already in cosmetology school and wants to become a social worker and Corey has done automotive classes and is very skilled in that aspect. He also has aspirations of becoming a police officer.
Corey is the biological son of Greg Taney and Sherry Ozkan. I know him through Chrissy and Greg Taney. I have had the pleasure of watching him grow up right in front of my lens over the past several years when I shot family pictures.Â They are a family of 5! Corey, Keairra, Cassidy, Brooklynn and Kaleigh (Kaleigh is also featured in this blog lol)!
Keairra (and her sister Cassidy) became family in a little more unconventional way.Â Greg and Chrissy fostered both Keairra and Cassidy for 2 years. After many court dates, being present and fighting hard for them, Greg and Chrissy were able to officially adopt them on September 18, 2013.Â Â Chrissy and Greg then were able to foster to adopt Brooklynn and finally, got pregnant and completed their family with Kaleigh!
I love so many things about this family. Unconditional and unconventional love.Â Â Greg and Chrissy’s dedication to the “fab 5” (as I now call them).Â Â They are raising some amazing human beings who are polite, compassionate and know what they want in life.Â I am honored to know them and blessed to be able to capture these milestones in their family!
We met at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis a little earlier than planned for fear that it was going to rain. When they arrived, Keairra was excited and Corey… was as I would expect a high school senior boy, lol! He was a good sport. With this session, Kaleigh came along and I had to capture her as well. I will take advantage of any time that she wants to hold my hand and ham up the camera!! She needed to “go to the potty” like 3 times during the session. One time she fell as she was running to the bathroom. I was able to capture Chrissy wiping her tears on the bench from afar.Â We were using the bridge and gazebo, but then came along (on a Tuesday) a wedding and a 29th birthday session.Â Separate sessions but we all wanted to use the same space lol!Â So we made the best of it and still were able to capture a lot of shots!