My name is Aaron Riddle and I am an official court-appointed Virginia civil marriage commissioner and professional wedding photographer serving Winchester, VA and the surrounding area. I specialize in officiating elopement and small intimate wedding ceremonies in Virginia, and also serving as your photographer to capture you both on one of the most memorable days of your lives!
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Aaron was absolutely wonderful! He was thorough, prompt in responding (and answering my detailed questions), and let us know exactly what to expect. He respected our wishes for the ceremony/vows and even took photos while we danced on the summit of Stony Man. The pictures he captured from our special day turned out stunning. He was friendly, professional, and an all-around good person. I simply cannot recommend him enough as an officiant and talented photographer – choose him to capture your memories, and you won’t be sorry!
My husband and I are married at Stony Man Summit at sunrise in mid-October by Aaron and had our photography session after. Aaron made the whole process easy and clear. From reservation to meet up, we received simple and comprehensive instructions. The hike up was smooth, guided by Aaron, and really warmed us up to brave the wind at mountain top. The view on top is just beautiful! Aaron really knows the spots for awesome shots and the pictures came out amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better service! He is very professional and personal. If you’re looking for an officiant and photographer, 200% would recommend!
Aaron Riddle was amazing! Very professional, passionate, patient and talented! We were wanting a small intimate ceremony and he delivered exceptional service. Very organized, great with communication and kind. Pictures turned out amazing. He deserves more than 5 stars!
My husband and I were browsing around online for wedding ideas when we came across Aarons website. We knew we wanted something small but I still wanted to feel like a bride. When we saw the Woodland package, we were sold! When I contacted Aaron for more information, he was so responsive and helpful. We were able to get our wedding scheduled on the date we wanted. We added extra pictures to our package and the chance to meet his pigs and we were so glad that we did. Our pictures turned out AMAZING! The whole experience was perfect. I wouldn’t change one thing about our big day, we had a blast!
Aaron was absolutely wonderful and made everything so relaxed and easy. We had so much fun, and wouldn’t change a thing. It was very cool to meet Mr. Banks (one of his pet pigs)! The photographs turned out lovely, and we are so, so grateful for everything.
An absolutely incredible experience from beginning to end! My husband David and I are eternally grateful to Mr. Riddle for working with us in arranging our ceremony and pictures. Mr. Riddle was so patient with us when our wedding party changed and helped us find the perfect location after describing what we were looking for. We were recommended to Blandy Experimental Farm and decided to plan it around the end of October for their Ginkgo Grove’s autumnal colors. The day of was so easy! The ceremony was short and sweet exactly like we wanted, and Mr. Riddle guided us throughout the photo shoot. We’ve never had pictures taken professionally so having someone stage us was an immense relief! We had our pictures back to us in only a couple days! They came out better than we could have imagined 🙂 Thank you so much, Mr. Riddle!!!
Aaron did a wonderful job officiating our wedding ceremony at the courthouse in Winchester and taking photographs afterwards! The process was very simple. We had our marriage certificate before we left the courthouse and the pictures in 2 days. We highly recommend Aaron!
We had a great time! Aaron was very professional. Our service was quick and Aaron was very clear about what paperwork to bring and helped us through it. Neither of us are comfortable in front of a camera, but he is an excellent photographer and got some phenomenal shots. We toured the pig sanctuary afterward which made for a fabulous afternoon. Aaron is very knowledgeable about pigs and treats his animals with so much love and care. It was the best day ever. We would absolutely recommend his services!
Aaron was very helpful and easy to get ahold of, every question we had was answered and more. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful ceremony, and the pictures were spectacular. We lucked out with beautiful weather and clear sky. Truly a day we will never forget. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! I’m so glad we found Aaron and his wonderful services!
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