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.

Sunset at Harpers Ferry, WV

Location and Date: Harpers Ferry, WV – November 2010

The Details: During an engagement session at Harpers Ferry, WV, I was taking some photographs of the couple by an old stone bridge structure when the sun began to set creating a breathtaking scene. I snapped a few quick shots and this was one of the results.

Engagement Photography – Jesse and Ashley at The Blandy Experimental Farm

Location and Date: The Blandy Experimental Farm / State Arboretum of Virginia – Boyce, VA – October 2010

The Details: One thing I love about engagement (or e-sessions as I sometimes call them) are that some couples ask about bringing along their dog to be part of the shoot. While photographing pets has a whole set of its own challenges, it often results in some very nice photographs of the entire family (groom, bride and pet). Jesse and Ashley brought along their pooch, Loki, to their engagement session, and you can see the results below!

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Family Portrait Photography – A Family of Four at Jim Barnett Park

Location and Date: Jim Barnett Park, Winchester, VA – October 2010

The Details: This was a fun session of a family of four at the local Jim Barnett Park in Winchester. The Mom requested that I take portrait photographs of the entire family as a group, but try to mainly focus on the two daughters…who came to the session full of creativity, ideas and suggestions for photo ideas (which I always welcome).

Testimonial: “Aaron was very pleasant and fun. He made us feel comfortable, was very professional and welcomed suggestions. We really enjoyed the variety of natural and fun poses skillfully incorporating the scenery.– Cindy McCoy

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Wedding Photography – Sam and Annette in Romney, WV

Location and Date: Romney, WV | October 2010

The Details: Sam and Annette told me they were fun and laid back people when I first met with them, and their wedding day certainly lived up to their reputation! The highlights included a very sweet slideshow presentation about them prior to the ceremony, a bride entrance to rock music with a sunglasses-wearing father of the bride, wedding cake-in-the-face smashing, good food, tons of laughs and good times. Congratulations to Sam and Annette! :-)

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Family Portrait Photography – The Watson Family in Winchester, VA

Location and Date: Jim Barnett Park, Winchester, VA – October 2010

The Details: I’m photographing Brittany’s wedding in December (and I did her engagement session this past June), so I was elated to hear that her family wanted to use me for their family portraits. I met the Watson family at Jim Barnett Park in Winchester, VA one October evening and we had a blast doing some creative family group shots.

Testimonial: “Thanks so much, Aaron! You did a great job. The pictures are wonderful!– Jeanne Watson

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Wedding Photography – Bill and Stacy in Winchester, VA

Location and Date: The Nancy Shepherd House Inn Bed and Breakfast; Winchester, VA; October 2010

The Details: There were four people present at Bill and Stacy’s wedding…Bill, Stacy, the officiant and myself. Held at the historic Nancy Shepherd House in Old Town Winchester, the bed and breakfast served as an intimate setting for a special moment shared by a special couple. Growing up as childhood friends and eventually falling in love with one another via a long-distance relationship, Bill and Stacy used Winchester as their meeting point for several years to spend time together. They chose to be married in Winchester with no guests…only someone to perform the ceremony and someone to document the day through photographs. I was honored that they chose me to share this moment with them.

Testimonial: “You were a part of our time together but didn’t interrupt our intimate moments. I appreciated your ideas for the photos you took. You captured the romance and emotion of our private day. The best compliment I can give to you, Aaron, is when Billy and I recite our vows again for our families – I’d love for you to be there taking the photos!– Stacy Merrill

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Animal Photography – Hedgehog in the Fall

The Details: My wife, owner of Riddle’s Hedgehogs, is commissioning her friend, artist Carina Strapello Long to create a painting of a hedgehog to display in our home. For inspiration, she asked me to take some photographs of one of her hedgehogs in some colorful fall/autumn foliage.

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Engagement Photography – Mark and Julie at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Location and Date: The Glen Burnie Gardens at the Musuem of the Shenandoah Valley – Winchester, VA – October 2010

The Details: Mark and Julie are not from around Winchester, but when we were brainstorming locations to hold their engagement shoot they fell in love with the scenic gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. I have photographed weddings there before, but this was my first engagement session there. Wow, was it fun! The gardens are so vast and beautiful that I could have spent the whole day there with this fantastic couple taking photographs. While there is a nominal fee to use the gardens, the results make it so worth it.

Testimonial: “I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful pictures. I’ve been thinking about them all day!– Julie Q.

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