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.

Wedding Photography at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club – Stephen and Laura

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Location and Date: August 2015 | Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal, VA

The Details: Every once in a while I have a wedding that I refer to as “perfect”. Now all the weddings I do are always fun and enjoyable…but for it to be a “perfect wedding”, everything must go right for me as the photographer. This means stellar weather, a great venue with great scenery, fantastic lighting and spots to take photographs at, plenty of guests on the dance floor, and on and on. It is not often I give out the “perfect” designation to a wedding…but Stephen and Laura’s wedding (see their engagement session) deserves that award in my book. Have a look through the photos and see for yourself…

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Wedding Photography – Will and Alyssa in Sharpsburg, MD

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Location and Date: Ceremony: Holy Family Catholic Community Church (Middletown, MD) | Reception: Family Farm (Sharpsburg, MD)

The Details: I will remember Will and Alyssa’s wedding for quite a few things. First they both had one of the most moving “first looks” I have had the pleasure to photograph (you can see their genuine happiness in the photos as they first set eyes on each other the day of their wedding). Second, their reception was full of not only the traditional fun events (dancing, toasts) but a mixture of many fun games and activities (giant wooden life-size Jenga anyone?). Finally, in one of the more touching moments I have seen at a wedding, Alyssa’s father serenaded her with a lullaby from when she was an infant that he wrote…and had everyone join in for the final verse.

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Wedding Photography – Dane and Lawren’s Adventure Time and Pokemon Wedding

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Location and Date: Ostertag Vistas, Myersville, MD | June 2015

The Details: Where to begin? I first met Lawren as bridesmaid at Chris and Jaely’s super awesome wedding back in June of 2012. So when she contacted me to photograph her wedding I was super excited as I know it would be another fun group to work with. Well the word “fun” does not do them justice. This wedding was just awesome. Why? Let me list the ways: Adventure Time and Pokemon theme, stunning scenery at the Ostertag Vistas, a laugh-out loud fun wedding party with a zany sense of humor, nice summer time weather…I could go on and on and on.

*ADVENTURE TIME and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network. POKEMON and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Nintendo. The work above in a fan creation, non-official and was done as a non-commercial piece of digital art for the client. 

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Landscape Photography – Sunrise at the Nags Head Fishing Pier

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My family and I took a quick get-away down to Nags Head, NC this summer for some relaxing time at the beach. While out exercising on the beach one early morning, I saw the sun come up and it was glorious. I made note of the time and returned to the same spot the next morning with camera in hand.

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Wedding Photography – Bobby and Sara in Stephens City, VA

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Location and Date: Ceremony – Macedonia United Methodist Church | Reception – Bowling Green Country Club | June 2015

The Details: Bobby and Sara LOVE the Boston Celtics (as evident in their engagement session). So naturally their wedding was full of tints and hues of Celtic green wherever you looked…including shamrock glow sticks once the sun had set on the dance floor. They are also the first couple to take a ride from their ceremony site to the reception venue by way of trolley! It was my pleasure to spend the day with this fun couple and wedding party.

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Wedding Photography – Joel and Sarah at Bright Box Theatre

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Location and Date: Ceremony – Museum of the Shenandoah Valley | Reception – Bright Box Theater

The Details: Sarah is a long-time co-worker of mine so I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her and Joel’s wedding in downtown Winchester (see their engagement session we also did in Winchester). The ceremony they had at the “you-can’t-go-wrong-no-matter-where-you-take-a-photo” venue of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Then it was over to the Bright Box Theater located on the historic walking mall of Winchester, VA for some good food, lively dancing and a fun night had by all!

“We are so very thrilled with how our pictures turned out! They are all all amazing. Thank you for all of your work on these, we are beyond happy with them.” – Joel and Sarah 

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Wedding Photography – James and Lisa in Chantilly, Virginia

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Location and Date: Ceremony – St. Timothy Catholic Church, Chantilly, VA | Reception – Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA

The Details: I have done plenty of weddings featuring men in uniform, but this was my first featuring a groom and his groomsmen in kilts! Mix that in with a great easy-going beautiful bride and an awesome wedding party and it made my day’s worth of work easy. From the stunning stained glass window backdrops of St. Timothy’s to the Batman and Wonder Woman cake topper, along with great family, friends and a talented DJ dynamic duo…this wedding was unforgettable!

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Wedding Photography – Daniel and Carolina at the Nancy Shepherd House

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Location and Date: The Nancy Shepherd House | May 2015

The Details: Daniel and Carolina (along with their children) made an escape to Winchester on a lovely spring afternoon for a quick elopement ceremony at the Nancy Shepherd House. Innkeeper and officiant David McLaughlin presided over the vows and exchanging of rings. It was my honor to be on-hand to witness Daniel and Carolina’s union together, and then we headed down to Old Town Winchester for a few quick photo opportunities.

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