I’m sure you know by now that there is such a thing on Instagram as Friday Introductions.  If you frequent Instagram as much as I do, I am sure you are very familiar with it!  Amazingly, I’ve made it this far without jumping on the train and doing my own Intro!   I’ve always loved reading other photographers and creatives Friday Introductions and thought, “I’m totally going to do one of those next week!” and then Friday rolls around again and I’m kicking myself and telling myself, next week!!!

I’ve always believed that it is incredibly important in business and personal relationships, that we know each other a little bit more than just what scratches the surface or what we allow ourselves to share on our social sites. I hope that after reading this you feel like you know me when we meet for our session and also feel like you’ve gained a friend afterwards.   So every now and then on Fridays, I’ll be answering 5-10 random questions about myself so you can get to know me better.  The best part about this is that I don’t want it to be one sided!!  I want to get to know you as well so please share some of your answers to the questions as well and feel free to ask me anything!

So here we go, my first #FridayIntroduction!

First things first, I am Sami (Samantha or Sam to some) and I am the owner of Sami Roy Photography and Co-Owner of The Studio Hampton Roads here in Virginia Beach, VA.

  1. What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
    FRAGILE!!!!!  Oh hands down it’s A Christmas Story.   I wait 364 days for 24 hours of A Christmas Story on TBS.
  2. If you could live in any period of history, what would it be?
    So this is a tough one, but I would have to say I would have loved to be a teenager in the early 80’s.  My favorite music is grunge rock and my fav bands are Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and some of the best 80’s bands when they were in their prime.  If I could have seen Kurt Cobain live, my life would be complete.
  3.  Describe your first car and what you loved or hated most about it.
    My first car was a Black 1990 Chevy Cavalier and I hated that I never got to drive it while I had my licence.  Yup, I never even got to drive my first car because it was totalled before I got my licence.  STORY TIME:   Long story short, my girlfriend had her licence, I did not.  So a group of us girls convinced my parents to let us take my car to the beach for the day and unfortunately,  it did not make it back in one piece.  Luckily we were all safe and not hurt, but we were just dumb, young kids not paying attention.  (Michele, if you’re reading this, I love you, xoxo)
  4. What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?
    Not too unusual, but I have a bin of staples that could supply an entire office building with staples for 5 years.  I have no idea how I accumulated this many staples, but if anyone needs any, you know where to come!  P.S. I don’t even have a stapler.
  5. What’s your favorite sports team and how far will you go to show your support?
    Hands down the Red Sox.  Although being so far from home, it’s hard to be a good fan of a sport that lasts so long and plays so many games.  We are a baseball household and love everything about the game and being at games, especially in Boston at Fenway.  This is a picture that is hanging up in my home of my son.  The hat is the hat my husband wore all through college and the diapers are Honest Company Red Sox Print.  Stoooooop it, right?? I must note that Football is a close second and Football season started yesterday… so GO PATRIOTS!

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  1. What’s your guilty pleasure?
    Every once in a while, I will get severly hooked on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.  I literally watch zero tv, but there is something about all that drama that does not involve me that I LOVE.  hehe.  Also, all of the sweet and salty snacks.
  2. Have you ever had a nickname? What was it?
    I have so many nicknames, but they have dwindled to 1-2 since becoming a real life adult.  I’m mostly referred to as Sami or Sam.


That’s all for now!  Stay tuned for more Friday Introductions in the future.  Let me know if you have any fun questions you want me to answer for the next one!


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