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.

Nature Photography – Hummingbird at Rest


My father-in-law likes to keep a few Hummingbird feeders around his house near Saxton, PA. This time when I visited, I wanted to get a different photograph other than a Hummingbird flying around a feeder. When I saw this one land in a nearby bush, I knew I had the picture I wanted.

Wedding Photography – Frank and Cristina in McLean, VA


Location and Date: Ceremony: McLean Baptist Church | Reception: Family Residence

The Details: The day I met Frank and Cristina in person for their engagement session, I spent most of the time laughing so I knew their wedding was going to be a blast then. Well it turned out even better than I could have imagined! Their special day featured fantastic weather, awesome people, an “Ice Ice Baby” speech / cover by the Matron of Honor and a mariachi band surprise for the Mother of the Bride just to name a few!

“Aaron Riddle was an absolute pleasure to work with. We first got to know him during our engagement shoot and he was a blast. My groom isn’t really into getting his picture taken, but Aaron managed to bring out his fun side and he ended up enjoying the shoot. We laughed the entire time and Aaron can vouch for that! Aaron was incredibly accommodating and thorough without taking too much time. He was so fast! I was so impressed that he had our pictures ready just a few days later. From our engagement shoot to the days leading up to our wedding, Aaron was always very responsive and attentive to any questions I had. At our wedding ceremony and reception, we hardly realized he was there. He took some really great photos that we will always treasure. Best part? He is so reasonable!!! I highly recommend Aaron Riddle to anyone looking for an extremely professional and equally enjoyable photographer. His pictures are incredible and he is quick to deliver them. He is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with him again!” – Cristina M.

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Wedding Photography – Adam and Laura at Whitehall Manor


Location and Date: Whitehall Manor, Bluemont, VA | April 2014

The Details: Unfortunately it has to rain on some Saturdays and that means a few couples are going to have rainy day weddings. Such was the case with Adam and Laura’s (view their engagement session) big day but you wouldn’t know it from the positive outlook and attitude they had during the whole day. They were rewarded by Mother Nature in that the rain stopped right after the ceremony allowing us to make use of the beautiful Whitehall Manor scenery for some photographs! The rest of the night was dedicated to a great party to celebrate this great couple!

“We found out about Aaron after a recommendation from our friends who were recently married. He was our photographer for our engagement photos and for our wedding day. Aaron was an absolute pleasure to work with and is always very professional. We are so happy with the way our photos turned out, he is so creative and captured our wedding day perfectly. We received compliments from guests and our wedding party about how much they enjoyed working with him. We would recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing wedding photographer. Thank you, Aaron!” Adam and Laura B.

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Wedding Photography – Joseph and Melissa in Vienna, VA


Location and Date: Ceremony – Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA | Reception – Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, VA

The Details: As of this writing Joe and Melissa (see their engagement session) are on their way to London where they will be living happily married together… so their wedding was one of the last times their families would get to see them for a long while. Their wedding ceremony and reception were full of happiness and tears of joy as these two loving families came together to celebrate how wonderful a couple Joe and Melissa are. I was honored to be there to document it for them.

“Aaron took our photographs for both our engagement session and wedding and did an amazing job. Aaron is a very creative artist and knows how to capture the moment. He was able to provide us with breathtaking images that we can cherish forever. Not only is Aaron talented but he is also very professional and provides a quick turn around on the photos. I would recommend Aaron to any couple planning a wedding!” – Joe and Melissa

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Wedding Photography – Jennie and Phil’s Bridal Portrait Session


Location and Date: Shenandoah National Park | March 2014

The Details: Jennie first contacted me in early 2014 and told me about  a less-than-pleasant experience she had with her wedding photographers in 2013. Specifically she was disappointed in not having any photographs of only her and the groom in various poses. I was flattered that she reached out to me to do a dedicated bridal portrait session for her and her husband Phil. We picked a location (Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park), had to reschedule thanks to a bunch of snow days, but were finally able to make it happen.

“WOW. We are speechless. These photos are so amazing! I absolutely love how blue the mountains look!!! Seriously, these are exactly what we were looking for and I am thrilled I decided to contact you. We could not be happier, thank you so much!” – Jennie

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Wedding Photography – Sean and Shanequa in Stephens City, VA


Location and Date: Stephens City and Winchester, VA | March 2014

The Details: 2014 was one of the roughest winters I can remember in years. All through January, February and March it snowed every week. Somehow, someway Sean and Shanequa’s wedding was spared and blessed with gorgeous, sunny, springtime weather! Their wedding was a true representation of different families with different backgrounds coming together and having a joyous celebration together in honor of the newly-married couple!

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Family Portrait Photography – The Santana Family in Stephens City, VA


Location and Date: Stephens City, VA | February 2014

The Details: Whenever I do a family portrait session with babies, I never know what to expect. Each baby has its own personality…some can look serious the whole time and you have to work to make them smile. Others can be a little cranky and you have to be patient and wait for them to settle down for a nice photo opportunity. For this session with the Santana family, their baby was all smiles. In fact I think he ranks as one of the smiliest babies I have ever had the pleasure of working with!

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Newborn Photography – Waylon in Vienna, VA


Location and Date: Vienna, VA | February 2014

The Details: Dustin and Andrea have had a lot of excitement in their life since I photographed their wedding two years ago in Delaware. They have since moved to the DC area and recently welcomed a little of bundle of joy into the world. It was my pleasure to meet their three-week old son Waylon at their town home in Vienna  for an intimate family portrait session.

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