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Wedding Photography – Dan and Katie at Zion Springs Bed and Breakfast

Shortly after their wedding, Dan placed another special wedding ring addition on Katie's finger as a surprise and then gave her this kiss.

Wedding Photography – Dan and Katie at Zion Springs Bed and Breakfast Wedding Photography - Dan and Katie at Zion Springs Bed and Breakfast

Wedding Photography – Brian and Katie at Bowling Green Country Club

Brian and Katie show off their wedding ring "bling" and share a kiss at Bowling Green Country Club.

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Wedding Photography – Jared and Alison in Shepherdstown, WV

Alison and Jared enjoy the beautiful evening weather at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, WV after their wedding ceremony.

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Wedding Photography – Will and Sherri at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Will and Sherri get married at the absolutely beautiful Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia.

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Wedding Photography – Frank and Cristina in McLean, VA

A giant group photo of all guests at Frank and Cristina's wedding at McLean Baptist Church in McLean, VA.

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Wedding Photography – Adam and Laura at Whitehall Manor

Adam and Laura pause for a kiss after the rain has stopped falling on their wedding day at Historic Whitehall Manor.

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Wedding Photography – Joseph and Melissa in Vienna, VA

Joe kisses his bride Melissa in the golden hour hue of sunset on their wedding day in Vienna, VA.

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Wedding Photography – Jennie and Phil’s Bridal Portrait Session

Phil and Jennie embrace one another in the woods of Shenandoah National Park.

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Wedding Photography – Sean and Shanequa in Stephens City, VA

Sean and Shanequa walk down the aisle of the Stephens City United Methodist Church to conclude their wedding ceremony.

Wedding Photography – Sean and Shanequa in Stephens City, VA Wedding Photography - Sean and Shanequa in Stephens City, VA

Wedding Photography – Erik and Sarah in Markham, VA

The sun sets on Erik and Sarah's winter wedding day at the Bowling Green Country Club (Front Royal, VA).

Wedding Photography – Erik and Sarah in Markham, VA Wedding Photography - Erik and Sarah in Markham, VA

My name is Aaron Riddle and I am a professional photographer serving Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. specializing in modern wedding photography and portrait photography.

As a wedding photographer my style is unobtrusive, friendly photojournalism. I capture the spontaneous smiles, people living in the moment and details of your day as they naturally unfold. Your job is to relax and enjoy your wedding! My job is to document it for you to relive forever.

Make yourself at home and view my work, get in touch with me or read my blog below.

Wedding Photography – Dan and Katie at Zion Springs Bed and Breakfast

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Location and Date: Zion Springs Bed and Breakfast, Hamilton, VA (June 2014)

The Details: Dan and Katie are both firefighters (yes…you read that right) and they told me during their golden-lit engagement session to be prepared to have a good time at their wedding when the date finally arrived. Well it wasn’t a good time…it was a GREAT time!  There were bagpipes, awesome scenery as a backdrop to the ceremony, a live band to rock the night away, great dancing and a good time had by all!

“These look fantastic! I have literally looked at them over and over again! I love them. I can’t wait to show our families.We are literally blown away, and thank goodness you were there to take all these wonderful photos because the day is a blur to me :-)” – Katie L.

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Landscape Photography – Good Morning, Valley

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Location: Winchester, VA

I went for a walk early one morning and saw the sun coming up over the mountain. I did not have my camera on me so I made note of the time and returned to the exact same spot two days later to snag this photo. With sunrise photos the subject matter is the same, yet always beautiful and different each and every time.

Wedding Photography – Brian and Katie at Bowling Green Country Club

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Location and Date: Ceremony: Strasburg Presbyterian Church, Strasburg, VA | Ceremony – Bowling Green Country Club, Front Royal, VA

The Details: Brian and Katie (check out their engagement session) are part of a group of friends whom have been using me as their wedding photographer since 2010. I am very fortunate that they all like my work, so whenever one of them is getting married, they have asked me to photograph their wedding. Katie was Emily’s bridesmaid along with Randi and Allie back in 2010, and I have photographed 3 of the 4 weddings, with Allie’s coming up this fall! This group of close friends are all so awesome…and it is always a treat for me to be a part of their special days as I get to catch up with some of my previous clients and help capture memories for some new ones.

“Aaron is amazing to work with. He is very professional and he catches all of those important moments. I could not be happier with our pictures and highly recommend him to everyone and anyone who is looking for a photographer. Thanks again Aaron for helping make our wedding unforgettable!” – Brian and Katie R.

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Engagement Photography – Bobby and Sara at Bears Den

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Location and Date: Bears Den, Bluemont, VA

The Details: When I talked with Sara about where she would like to do her e-session with Bobby, she suggested Bears Den…a scenic outpost often used by hikers of the Appalachian Trail. I had heard of it but never personally been there until this session…and I am happy to say I will be returning! Great views, great weather, and a great time with Bobby and Sara. I didn’t see any bears though unfortunately. ;)

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Wedding Photography – Jared and Alison in Shepherdstown, WV

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Location and Date: Ceremony - St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Hedgesville, WV | Reception – The Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV

The Details: I see a lot of weddings and it is inevitable that something will happen to throw a small wrinkle into the day’s plans…be it a traffic jam causing some guests to be late, a little bit of rain, or some other minor inconvenience which my clients brush off and handle wonderfully. Then there are weddings where everything just seems perfect…like Jared and Alison’s. They had wonderful weather to start with and enjoyed the flow of the day with huge smiles on their faces the entire time.

“All the photos look SO GOOD! Jared and I couldn’t be happier (and my mom feels the same-haha). Thank you so much!” – Alison S. 

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Wedding Photography – Will and Sherri at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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Location and Date: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA | May 2014

The Details: I first met this couple when Will secretly contacted me to plan and photograph his surprise marriage proposal to Sherri at the movies. So I was happy to hear from him again a few months later as they began to plan their wedding and wanted me to be their photographer. I was excited, but when Will told me they were having their small wedding the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, my excitement quadrupled as that is one of my personal favorite local venues!

“If you want a professional photographer who can make you enjoy the entire photo session AND a photographer who has the ability to catch the “perfect” moment through his camera lens; then, Aaron Riddle is your absolute best choice. THANK YOU for capturing all of our special moments with photos that will stay in our hearts and memories forever.” – Will & Sherri Wilkins

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Nature Photography – Hummingbird at Rest

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My father-in-law likes to keep a few Hummingbird feeders around his house near Saxton, PA. This time when I visited, I wanted to get a different photograph other than a Hummingbird flying around a feeder. When I saw this one land in a nearby bush, I knew I had the picture I wanted.

Wedding Photography – Frank and Cristina in McLean, VA

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Location and Date: Ceremony: McLean Baptist Church | Reception: Family Residence

The Details: The day I met Frank and Cristina in person for their engagement session, I spent most of the time laughing so I knew their wedding was going to be a blast then. Well it turned out even better than I could have imagined! Their special day featured fantastic weather, awesome people, an “Ice Ice Baby” speech / cover by the Matron of Honor and a mariachi band surprise for the Mother of the Bride just to name a few!

“Aaron Riddle was an absolute pleasure to work with. We first got to know him during our engagement shoot and he was a blast. My groom isn’t really into getting his picture taken, but Aaron managed to bring out his fun side and he ended up enjoying the shoot. We laughed the entire time and Aaron can vouch for that! Aaron was incredibly accommodating and thorough without taking too much time. He was so fast! I was so impressed that he had our pictures ready just a few days later. From our engagement shoot to the days leading up to our wedding, Aaron was always very responsive and attentive to any questions I had. At our wedding ceremony and reception, we hardly realized he was there. He took some really great photos that we will always treasure. Best part? He is so reasonable!!! I highly recommend Aaron Riddle to anyone looking for an extremely professional and equally enjoyable photographer. His pictures are incredible and he is quick to deliver them. He is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with him again!” - Cristina M.

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