A Professional Wedding Photographer Ready to Capture Your Special and Magical Moments!

"Aaron did an amazing job that exceeded our expectations! The quality of the photography truly captured the amazing moments, and we will forever be able to relive the excitement through Aaron's work." – Stephen and Laura S.
"From the very beginning, we could tell that Aaron is very passionate about photography. Combine that with his professionalism and you have a recipe for greatness." - Nick and Jillian
"Aaron captured our engagement and wedding perfectly! There was not one moment missed from our wedding that did not end up in one of his photographs. He is extremely progressive and easy going, creative and open to suggestions and willing to take any ideas you have and make them a reality. I will recommend him to everyone I know!" – Lauren K.
“Aaron is an INCREDIBLE photographer! I highly recommend you go with him if you want the most unique, creative and absolutely stunning pictures. He will give you the best photographs you have truly ever seen!” – Patrick and Kathryn N.
"The photos are beautiful! Thank you for doing such an awesome job of capturing our wedding day! I definitely plan to recommend you to friends/family who are looking for a photographer." – Cheryl K.
"Aaron is a pro. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and creative talent. He is a joy to work with. Aaron is one person that manages to be everywhere and is also invisible. He got photos of every aspect of our wedding and we will cherish them forever. Thank you for everything, Aaron. You are amazing at what you do!" - Evan and Sarah
"Aaron did such a fantastic job on both our wedding photos and engagement photos. He was always very friendly and answered emails back quickly. Friends and family have referred to him as a "ninja" He was always on the move, he made sure to get shots of all the guests and of all of the events that were going on, but did not draw attention to himself. I would absolutely recommend Aaron to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer!" - Lindsay S.

My name is Aaron Riddle and I am a professional wedding photographer serving Winchester, VA and Washington D.C. specializing in modern and candid wedding 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.

Engagement Photography – Adam and Laura at Shenandoah National Park

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Location and Date: Shenandoah National Park | October 2013

The Details: Adam and Laura picked the perfect time of year to head to Shenandoah National Park for their engagement photos…late October when the leaves are changing color. The park is very crowded on the weekends when the leaves are looking their best, so I squeezed in a time for them during the week for their beautiful engagement session.

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The Best of 2013 – Weddings and Engagements

This is my annual “Best of” slide show highlighting my favorite work from 2013’s wedding and engagement sessions. A special thanks to my brother, Joshua Riddle, for allowing me to use his original recording “Rescue” as the soundtrack.

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Engagement Photography – Dan and Katie at Manassas Battlefield

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Location and Date: Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, VA

The Details: Dan is a firefighter…and Katie is a firefighter. Wait..what?! It’s true, this awesome couple both fight fires for a living in the Northern Virginia area and I have the pleasure of photographing their wedding in 2014. They both frequent Manassas Battlefield Park so we decided to do the session there and hit the jackpot with perfect weather and golden-hour lighting. Plus we also had some paparazzi deer watching us along the way.

“Thanks so much for a wonderful selection! You are really talented and did such a great job with the beautiful colors!” – Katie S.

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Engagement Photography – Brian and Katie in Maurertown, VA

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Location and Date: Maurertown, VA | October 2013

The Details: I had a great time with Brian, Katie and their dog Sheila for this engagement session. We all got together near Katie’s family’s property in Maurertown and pretty much were able to roam around wherever we wanted. Fields, woods, an old barn and a doggy always make for a great photo shoot!

“Aaron, they are awesome! The photos came out wonderful. Thank you so much!” – Katie B.

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Wedding Photography – Corey and Pamela at The Airlie Center

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Location and Date: The Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA | October 2013

The Details: Corey and Pamela’s wedding was “a little bit of India and a little bit of Texas” to quote the bride. Corey is from Texas and Pamela is of Indian descent, so their wedding was a mix of two cultures. These two are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met who are truly in love with one another. It was very evident as every time I looked their way to take a photograph they were holding hands, kissing or both. It made my job easier that day to capture special moments…that’s for sure!

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Wedding Photography – Joe and Beth at the Doukenie Winery

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Location and Date: Doukenie Winery, Purcellville, VA

The Details: When it happens to rain on a wedding day (and it does happen), the attitude of the bride and groom really make or break the day. For Joe and Beth’s wedding (see their engagement session) it practically poured down the entire time, yet they could not have been more relaxed and ready to “go with the flow” of the day. The rain and wind whipped around Beth’s veil during the ceremony, gave me a challenge for outdoor portraits, but it all worked out and everyone had a great time!

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Nature Photography – Squirrely Squirrel

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During an engagement session in Leesburg, VA, this squirrel seemed interested in being part of the photo session…so I took his/her photo.

Wedding Photography – Christophe and Courtney at Brantwyn Mansion

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Location and Date: Brantwyn Mansion at DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware

The Details: Christophe and Courtney met while traveling abroad and were legally married in France (where they now reside). They returned to the states for their ceremonial wedding for family and friends, half of whom were French. The Brantwyn Mansion was one of the more gorgeous venues I have ever been to, and I could of spent the whole day outside taking photographs. It was a wonderful day that saw American and French guests all have a good time as part of one now large extended family.

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