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I want to give you a little information about myself so that you can feel like you are already getting to know me before you even book your session. My name is Allyn Brown and I have lived in the Hampton Roads area for the past 33 years. I am passionate about my family, who have all helped with the building this studio in varying degrees. My passion for photography started when I was 15 when built my own dark room in a small closet in my house. It amazes me how far photography has come and the creative freedom that has been created with new technology. I received training from Mr. O’Neal himself, and I desire to offer his clients the traditional portraits created by Carlton 60 years ago, while incorporating modern techniques and up to date technology.

Oneal’s studio was founded 60 years ago in downtown Portsmouth by Carlton O’Neal, O’Neal’s Studio of Photography has become a Tidewater institution. We have served clients as far north as Maine and as far south as Florida. O’Neal’s is one of the oldest photography studios on the east coast! This is what we believe sets us apart from other studios. We have developed relationships in many different areas and desire to continue developing relationships with our clients. We desire relationship with our clients because we are not only capturing very important moments in their life, but we actually get the privilege to witness and become apart of those moments. Here at Oneal’s studio we want to create images that bring you back to that feeling of seeing your new born smile, witnessing your daughter become a senior, watching your son say his vows, and many more moments that are so beautiful we believe they should be captured. Our greatest value is for you to have an amazing experience with Oneal’s studio that will create lasting memories and a relationship with us.

Our studio is also unique and set apart from other studios with its lush gardens, beautiful fountains, and a wide variety of settings. The carriage house in Suffolk is the perfect setting for this amazing photography studio. Our wide variety of sets allows you to have many options to choose from when planning your session with us. We want you to have the most personalized and meaningful experience that you possibly can for these special moments in your life. If you are interested in allowing us to capture these special moments please don’t hesitate to call us at (757) 539-3711 or email us at:


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