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.

ABCs of Photography – A is for Apple

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This series is part of an on-going 26-week project entitled the ABCs of Photography in which I take a few photographs each week centered on on specific letter of the alphabet.

A is for Apple – Apples and apple farms abound out in my neck of the Virginia woods. You can drive down the road and stop by many farms selling apples, apple pies, apple cider, apple muffins and so on. So it only took me a 5 minute trip down the road to obtain these photographs. The hardest part of snagging these photographs was keeping my 17-month old daughter from putting all of them in her mouth (as seen below).

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Photography of a College History Class

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Photo Session Date: October 20, 2009

Photo Session Location: Local Community College, Winchester, Virginia

Photo Session Details: This assignment required that I take photographs of a local community college history class in session. The College plans on spotlighting the professor in a number of human interest stories and profile snap shots within the coming months, so I was asked to obtain some photographs to accompany the story. Taking these pictures brought back memories of sitting in the lecture hall during my College days (I took many history classes as electives due to my strong interest in the subject matter…from Greek / Roman warfare to modern day history). The class was very energetic for an early morning class and the professor did an outstanding job of engaging the students too.

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Virginia Community College Association (VCCA) 2009 Excellence in Communications Awards

vcca_logoI was informed earlier this month that three of my designs were awarded first place in the Virginia Community College Association (VCCA) 2009 Excellence in Communications competition. I am humbled by this announcement. An excerpt from the news release follows:

Aaron Riddle, LFCC’s print and Web communication manager, won first place in the category of Course Catalogs and Schedules for the design of the spring 2009 Workforce Solutions catalog, “Partners in Your Success.” Riddle also earned first place in the category of 3D Objects for a megaphone designed using the theme of “Then and Now.” The megaphone was produced in-house for use during a special legislative visit.

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From the Sketchbook – Facebook. No, Literally!

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Sketch Name: Facebook…No, Literally!

Thoughts While Sketching: We all have come to know and be a part of the social networking site Facebook (if you don’t know what I am talking about, I am surprised you even came across my Web site). But what is a “facebook”? According to Wiktionary, a facebook is:

A college publication distributed at the start of the academic year by university administrations with the intention of helping students get to know each other better.

That definition is acceptable, but I think my sketch better illustrates what a “facebook” is to me.

My Photography, Climate Change and Our Environment – Blog Action Day 2009

blog_action_day_2009_badgeI am taking part in Blog Action Day. For those of you that are not aware, Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. This year’s issue is “Climate Change”.

There is rampant debate all across the world regarding climate change. Is it a real threat? Should it prompt swift action from governments to enforce laws protecting the environment? Is it only a theory developed by those wishing to restrict the production of certain products? My whole opinion on the topic is quite simple…

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Wedding Photography – Maryland Renaissance Festival Wedding in September 2009

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Wedding Date: September 27, 2009

Wedding Location: Maryland Renaissance Festival, Crownsville, MD

Photo Session Details: Early this summer I was contacted by a client interested in having me photograph their September wedding. Upon reading the details regarding the wedding I immediately knew that this project would be one of the most fun and interesting photography jobs of the year. My clients, Chris and Augie, held their wedding at the Maryland Renaissance Festival . . . a recreation of a medieval 25-acre English Tudor village showcasing “an era of chivalry, bawdiness and good fun.”

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Wedding Photography – Long Hill Bed and Breakfast Wedding in Winchester, Virginia

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Wedding Date: September 26, 2009

Wedding Location: Winchester, VA

Photo Session Details: Kimberly and Chad Anderson hired me to photograph their wedding held at the Long Hill Bed and Breakfast in Winchester, Va. The wedding was a small ceremony consisting of family and close friends (30-40 people). The weather had been rainy and drizzly all morning, so I was hopeful that it would subside for at least the outdoor portion of the wedding. Thankfully the weather cooperated somewhat and there was only a light rain and mist during the actual ceremony.

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Photography for a Men’s College Soccer Game (Fall 2009)

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Photo Session Date: September 2, 2009

Photo Session Location: Community College Soccer Field, Northern Virginia

Photo Session Details: I was asked to take some photographs for a local community college’s various athletics teams this fall. This includes the men’s and women’s soccer teams, along with the men’s and women’s basketball teams (set to debut this fall). The first of these photo shoots involved the men’s soccer team’s first home game of the season.

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