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.
"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.
"I cannot say enough amazing things about Aaron, from start to finish he was absolutely amazing! He contacted us when he said he would, replied to emails very quickly and sent us a check list of suggested photos before the wedding for us to add/chose from. He made every one feel comfortable and got amazing shots of things we totally missed at the wedding. My husband and I have never had professional photos taken and he made us feel totally at ease and all of his shots came out amazing!" – Marla R.
“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.

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 – Chris and Lindsay at Blandy Farm

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Location and Date: Blandy Farm / State Arboretum, Boyce, VA | March 2015

The Details: With a super cold and rough winter behind us, I was glad to get out in some nice warm “spring-ish” weather and do an engagement session for Chris and Lindsay who picked one of the favorite local spots, the Blandy Experimental Farm. Every time I come here I find something new…this time it was a nice rustic looking barn shed tucked away back by some trees.

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Wedding Photography – Drew and Kate at Historic Rosemont Manor

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Location and Date: Historic Rosemont Manor, Berryville, VA

The Details: Snow. Ice. Negative temperatures. Brutal wind chills. That has been the gist of this winter season in the Shenandoah Valley area…one of the coldest winters I have ever experienced. Yet somehow, some way, for Drew and Kate’s January wedding Old Man Winter gave this super nice couple a break and allowed a bit of reprieve on this early January day. The weather was so nice that Drew and Kate were able to have their ceremony outside at one of my favorite venues, the Historic Rosemont Manor (and with the ever-professional Michael Haymaker coordinating I knew things would go off without a hitch). The reception was also a blast led by one of the area’s best DJs, the ever-popular Rich Rohn!

“Aaron is a true professional and the photos we received from our wedding demonstrated that fact. We were extremely happy with the quantity (over 1800) and quality of the photos we received. Even the outtakes were beautiful. We would definitely recommend his services to any bride!” – Drew and Kate T.

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Wedding Photography – Bryan and Veronica at River Creek Country Club

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Location and Date: River Creek Country Club, December 2014

The Details: One of the benefits of having a wedding shortly after the holiday season is that all the pretty lights and decorations are still on display, adding a little bit of extra “magic” to a couple’s special day. This was the case for Bryan and Veronica. River Creek Country Club was fully decked out for the holiday season, and the magic of Christmas carried over to this awesome couple’s wedding ceremony and reception.

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Wedding Photography – Reggie and Kristin in Chantilly, VA

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Location and Date: Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA | November 2014

The Details: There are two things that jump out to me when I recall Reggie and Kristin’s wedding from this past year. One would be how important children were to their wedding…most notable being their precious flower girl daughter who ran to wait with her father as her mother was about to make her way down the aisle. Second would be how much fun everyone had at the reception. The dance floor was packed and I am fairly certain that every single person there danced at least one time!

“Thank you so much! These pictures are beautiful. Reggie and I are so glad that we found you to capture our special day. You guys were professional, considerate, and above all super talented. Thank you so so much. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends and family.” – Kristin and Reggie

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Portrait Photography – The Barnes Family

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Location and Date: Strasburg, VA | October 2014

The Details: I have known Jay and Emily for a long time…ever since I photographed their engagement session and then their wedding. They have been part of countless other weddings I have done, and it has been a pleasure of mine to see their lives progress together as time has passed. This time around their photo session included their newest member of the family…a precious little girl who was an absolute joy to work with.

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Engagement Photography – Stephen and Laura at Sugarloaf Mountain Park

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Location and Date: Sugarloaf Mountain Park | October 2014

The Details: On a beautiful fall day I met up with Stephen and Laura for an early afternoon engagement session. We had a great time exploring the scenery and taking tons of photos. I can’t wait to be a part of their wedding day in August 2015!

Thanks so much! The pics look fantastic!!! – Laura A.

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Wedding Photography – Hunter and Lauren at the Barns of Rose Hill

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Location and Date: The Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville, VA | October 2014

The Details: I’ve been a wedding photographer in the area for 5 years now, so many of the venues around town I have been to more than once, so it was a nice change of scenery to have the opportunity to do a wedding at a different type of venue. The Barns of Rose Hill located right in little ‘ole Berryville was a wonderful setting for Hunter and Lauren’s wedding. It was such a pretty day and the weather could not have been more gorgeous for a late October afternoon. Combine that with some fantastic autumn wedding decor, a super cool friendly bride and groom and a ton of happy guests and it made for a great time for this photographer!

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Engagement Photography – Tim and Sara at Blandy Farm

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Location and Date: Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce VA

The Details: Sara lives right down the road from my house (unusual since I live on a mountain). Her and Tim got engaged and knew they wanted me to be a part of their wedding, which I am very thankful for! They chose the State Arboretum of Virginia (Blandy Experimental Farm) for their engagement session location. Blandy Farm is one of my most used photo locations because it is one of the only parks in the area that is pretty year round and also free to visit. I make an annual donation to the Foundation of the State Arboretum of Virginia (FOSA) to support this wonderful resource in our community.

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