Breland Davis - Georgia Nomination and Photography by Amy Honea Photography Issue 45 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Breland is senior at Greenbrier High School and represents her class exceptionally well. She is a member of her high school lacrosse team and coaches elementary school students in lacrosse. Breland takes her academics seriously and has strived to be an exceptional student and is a member of Greenbrier's National Honor Society and the Beta Club. Breland has worked very hard to balance her academics, her athletic schedule, modeling for my photography company, and working part-time and doing so successfully. She strives to do her best, she is helpful, and she treats everyone with kindness and respect.
Photography by Amy Honea Photography
Tell us how you found out about Amy Honea's senior model team and how you got involved? The first time I heard about Amy’s model team was through Instagram. I have also known Amy a few years now through church. Amy was searching for her CO’ 21 models and asked my mom if I would like to be a part of the team. I was kind of hesitant at first because I had never modeled before or even considered myself to be a photogenic person, but my mom insisted that I do it because it would be an awesome experience and she was more than right about that. Being a part of the team has been the best part of my senior year and I have also become more confident in myself along the way!
What was your first photo shoot like? My first photoshoot was a skater girl theme! I got the opportunity to travel to downtown Augusta where we did some cool shots in front of tunnels, graffiti walls and rustic brick walls. I was pretty nervous because this was the first photoshoot and there were also about 3 other girls there with me staring at me while I got my photos taken so it was a little bit nerve racking at first, but Amy was super supportive and helped everyone along the way.
What do you love most about Amy and being on the team? What I love most about Amy is her passion and vision for what she does. Every photoshoot with Amy is so unique and well thought out, there is no other photographer out there like her! She does whatever it takes to get that perfect shot. I have enjoyed being on the team so much because I have gotten to meet so many new people and make great memories along the way. Also, I have a ton of pictures that I will cherish forever.
Photography by Amy Honea Photography
How did the pandemic affect your goals to be where you are now? The pandemic has definitely affected my goals and what it took to get here. The medical career pathway I take at school was supposed to go to the hospitals and do clinical rotations but because of covid-19 that was unable to happen unfortunately.
What was one surprising thing that came out of the pandemic in a good way that would have never happened otherwise? Once the pandemic started everyone was locked inside their houses with nothing to do. After a few months of this I was so bored out of my mind that I told my mom I was going to get a job. I then began searching and landed a job at Nothing Bundt Cakes where I have now been working for a year. If the pandemic would have never happened, I would have still been playing lacrosse and not have even thought about getting a job.
Tell us about your lacrosse career from the start to where you are now. What is a favorite memory or accomplishment? Will you be playing in college? I started playing lacrosse my freshman year up until junior year of high school. My favorite memory of being on the lacrosse team was the bond that I built with the girls on my team. Lacrosse taught me so many things about life and especially how to commit to something every single day and give your very best even if you’re not having a great day. I will not be playing lacrosse in college, but it will always have a special place in my heart, and I will always be grateful to have been a part of the Greenbrier High School lacrosse team.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be on and why? Kindness towards each other. These days it seems as if two people don’t have the same opinion or agree it never ends okay. Instead, we should just learn to be kind to each other no matter the circumstance. To me the most inspiring people are those who truly have a heart of gold and give to others without expecting anything in return.
Look for Breland in issue 45 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!