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.

Engagement Photography – Tim and Sara at Blandy Farm


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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Wedding Photography – Bradley and Allie in Strasburg, VA


Location and Date: Ceremony – Strasburg Presbyterian Church, Reception – Family Property, Strasburg, VA | October 2014

The Details: I have known Allie and Bradley for quite a few years…first meeting them at Emily’s wedding in 2010 (Allie was a bridesmaid). Then I saw them again at Kate’s wedding (Allie was a bridesmaid again) earlier this year, and of course for their engagement session last year. Allie and Bradley’s wedding was held at the same church, but their reception was held inside a barn at Allie’s parents property. It was one of the most well-done rustic decor wedding receptions I have ever seen…even more impressive is that the decorating and setup was all done by family!

“I’ve been in and attended multiple weddings Aaron has photographed. That’s why I knew the day we got engaged that he was the only photographer I trusted to capture our big day. I was almost willing to set our date around his availability! Aaron took our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn’t love them more. He is super easy to work with, very organized, professional, and incredibly quick in delivering the final package to you. All of this while being a great friendly guy. I would absolutely recommend anyone to use him because you will not be disappointed!” – Allie F.

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Engagement Photography – Joel and Sarah in Old Town Winchester


Location and Date: Old Town Winchester and John Handley High School, Winchester, VA | October 2014

The Details: Joel and Sarah are life-long Winchesterites…or Winchesteronians…or Winchester…well, you get the idea. They grew up here, went to school here, live here and work here. They are also getting married here next summer. We spent the afternoon hanging out at the ever-popular Old Town section of Winchester, and then swung down to John Handley High for some photographs outside their alma mater.

“These turned out amazing! We love them all. Thanks again for all of your time on this. You are so talented! We can’t wait to see what the wedding photos will look like.” – Sarah E.

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Wedding Photography – Nick and Jillian in Winchester, VA


Location and Date: Ceremony – Nancy Shepherd House | Reception – Piccadilly Brew Pub

The Details: I had a real connection with Nick and Jillian from when I first met them. They are from Baltimore (like me) and fell in love with Winchester (like me) when they had one of their first dates here. They loved the historic charm of our town so much that they chose to have their engagement session AND their wedding here. The wedding was a really cool combination of both cities…a blending of Baltimore culture (Old Bay seasoning, Orioles paraphernalia and the ever-lovable Berger’s Chocolate cookies) with the autumn scenery of Winchester. It was a wedding I will never forget!

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Maternity Photography – Eli and Jennifer


Location and Date: September 2014

The Details: Wow…where to begin with Eli and Jen. Ever since 2010 I have been photographing them for every major aspect of their lives together…from their engagement session, to their wedding, and now the impending arrival of their first child. They are friends rather than clients to me, and every time I see them I know it is always going to be a great time together full of photos and fun!

“AARON YOU ARE AMAZING! We love the photos. It is ALWAYS nice to see you!” – Eli and Jennifer 

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Engagement Photography – Jake and Elizabeth at Bears Den


Location and Date: September 2014 | Bears Den, Bluemont, VA

The Details: Elizabeth was familiar with my work as I did her sister’s engagement, wedding and maternity photographs, so she and her new fiancé Jake traveled all the way down from Pennsylvania to have me do their engagement session…which is quite humbling to me. We had a wonderful time hanging out on at the Bears Den area of the Appalachian Trail and enjoying some of the fantastic views of the Blue Ridge mountains.

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Wedding Photography – Todd and Jackie at Lake Holiday


Location and Date: Ceremony – Winchester Church of God | Reception – Lake Holiday Country Club

The Details: For most weddings, I am usually traveling out of town…so it was nice to have a wedding very close to home. In fact, I only had to drive 10 minutes down the road for this one! Todd and Jackie (see their engagement session) were a joy to work with and could not have been more welcoming in letting me photograph all aspects of their wedding day. Everyone had a great time, and aside from a thunderstorm as the reception was winding down, the day was perfect.

“Aaron was able to capture so many wonderful moments at our wedding. Aaron has a wonderful vision and is very professional. Our photos were waiting for us by the time we returned from our honeymoon. I highly recommend Aaron!” – Todd and Jackie L.

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Wedding Photography – Kris and Erica at Montdale Country Club


Location and Date: Montdale Country Club in Scott, PA | August 2014

The Details: When I think back to Kris and Erica’s wedding (you first met them when I posted their engagement session this past winter) there were so many memorable moments that it is hard to list them all. There was the lovable ring dog Srappy Doo and a real fire truck that chauffeured the groomsmen to the ceremony and remained onsite for photos. There were bag pipe processionals and an unforgettable toast by the head bagpiper. There were fire helmets, a fireman cake and plenty of fire fighter guests who were ready to party and dance the night away. It was one of the most memorable weddings I have ever been to!

“After we reviewed Aaron’s photos we knew he was the one for our wedding. His pictures are relaxed and realistic and able to capture that special moment. His photos don’t look forced and you are able to see the couples true emotions. He also works well with your pets if you want them in your photos!” – Kris and Erica G.

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