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.

Nature Photography – Web of Dew

A photograph of a dew-covered spiderweb my wife spotted on the way to taking our daughter to school. She told me where it was and I ran out and snapped this photo.

Wedding Photography – Colby and Jaclyn in Fredericksburg, VA

Location and Date: Fredericksburg Square, Fredericksburg, VA – March 2012

The Details: One would think that a mid-March wedding may be quite chilly, however Colby and Jaclyn’s wedding was gorgeous (just as it was when we did their engagement session in downtown Warrenton). The unusually warm spring weather was a fitting compliment to their wedding that was full of memorable moments, from the converse-sporting wedding party to the humorous bouquet toss in which the bouquet landed square on the head of the flower girl. These unique moments involving wonderful people are why I love photographing weddings!

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The Rite of Spring 2012

It’s not quite the “official” spring of 2012 yet, but it is close. Plant life is already beginning to bloom.

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Wedding Photography – Jonathan and Mandy in Stephens City, VA

Location and Date: Ceremony – Stephens City United Methodist Church | Reception – Hampton Inn North

The Details: This was my last wedding of 2011 and what a great way it was to close out the year with a nice couple like Jonathan and Mandy (see their engagement session here). From the perfect weather on a November afternoon allowing us to do a secret “hand-holding” meeting between the bride and groom (without them seeing each other), to the super fun reception at the Hampton Inn, I left this wedding with a huge smile on my face thankful for not only Jon and Mandy, but for all the couples that made my 2011 one that I will always remember.

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Animal Photography – Dusty the Dog

Portrait photograph of my dog, Dusty.

An Alice in Wonderland Themed Wedding with Brian and Laurie

Location and Date: Bowling Green Country Club, Front Royal, VA | November 2011

The Details: Brian and Laurie are a fun couple to be around, as was evident when I did their engagement session. Therefore it was fitting that their wedding had a unique theme to it … Alice in Wonderland! Featuring “eat me / drink me” party favors, tea cups, pocket watches and black / red decorations, the only thing missing was a real-life white rabbit. The theme really gave the wedding a fun and relaxed feeling, and a great time was had by all.

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Engagement Photography – A Great Session at Great Falls Park

Location and Date: Great Falls Park, McLean, VA | November 2011

The Details: Nick and Liz picked Great Falls Park for their engagement session location since that is where Nick popped the question. I had never been to the park prior to this photo shoot, and was pleasantly surprised that such a beautiful park was tucked within the busy town of McLean. The waterfalls are the main feature of the park (hence its name), however there were plenty of other natural settings perfect for taking some romantic and fun pictures. Oh, and to explain the last two photos…Liz is always making Nick “pinky swear”, so we had to get a photo of that!

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Wedding Photography – George and Alaina at the Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia

Location and Date: Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, VA | October 2011

The Details: I will never, ever forget George and Alaina. As of the writing of this post, they are the only couple to ever offer me a few shotgun rounds during a skeet shooting session as part of their engagement session. While their engagement session was a great time, their wedding was an awesome time. With a fall and hunting motif carried throughout (keep an eye out for the cake topper and camouflaged groom), their wedding perfectly captured who they are as great, fun and outdoors-loving people!

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