Meet the Team

Meet Sami

Co- Owner of The Studio Hampton Roads & Owner of Sami Roy Photography

As a devoted portrait + wedding photographer and owner of Sami Roy Photography, Sami strives to capture her client’s most precious moments for them to enjoy for many years to come.  

Sami's a Mom-boss, wine and coffee lover, devoted wife and tired mamma of a 3 year old little dude.  

"Part of what I love most about being a photographer is that it allows me to do what I love while also spending time with those that matter most. I love working with people who cherish their relationships and value the importance of a good, timeless photograph – both candid & posed.

My favorite part about being one of the owners of The Studio is that I have formed so many wonderful friendships and connections!  I'm a firm believer of community over competition and I love working and helping other photographers and creatives thrive when they are here at The Studio!"



Get Social With Sami:

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Meet Leah

Co- Owner of The Studio Hampton Roads & Owner of Leah Ariel Photography

Leah has a passion for working with professionals and entrepreneurs to create custom, targeted content to share their stories with their clients. As owner of Leah Ariel Photography, she specializes in professional headshot, personal branding, and marketing photography.

Leah is a work-at-home, home schooling mom to two amazing littles. She'd rather drink Slurpees over coffee any day! Leah loves finding ways to serve her community. As such, she serves on the board of nonprofit Habesha Momma and is co-chair of Nimmo United Methodist Church Missions & Outreach Committee. 

"My biggest passion in life is helping other entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Photography is my dream and I have been blessed to turn into a business. I believe that the future in advertising is the entrepreneur truly connecting with their consumer. My goal is to create a style for their brand that authentically sells the experience.

Since purchasing The Studio with Sami, I have met so many amazing creatives in our area! I LOVE helping creatives learn how to turn their hobbies into a career. It's pretty incredible that our space can serve as a place where creatives can learn from one another and grow.

I look forward to working with you all!"

- Leah Wallace


Get Social With Leah:

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