Aruba, One Happy Island on the Caribbean Sea! We visited Aruba for the first time at the beginning of 2018. We wanted to skip the Toronto winter for a little bit and found really cheap tickets to Aruba. Without thinking twice we landed in Aruba a few days later. We didn’t have any expectations. Just wanted to catch some sun and the vitamin D. We rented a small car and decided to explore the island on our own! The island is so small that we drove around it a few times and explored different, very often less touristy places. One of them was the Arikok National Park where the dessert meets the sea. Amazing cliffs, dessert, and huge waves. Beautiful spot for a session! After the visit at the park we fell in love with the island and didn’t expect that a few months later we would book our first destination wedding in Aruba! Casandra and David wanted to get married somewhere in the Caribbean. When we met them, they didn’t have any specific country in mind. It was very shortly after our trip to Aruba so we told them a little bit about this amazing island! Aruba has a huge plus. It is outside of the hurricane belt. It’s a very important thing if you are planning a wedding! If you are planning a destination wedding, you can read some tips on how to book your destination wedding photographer and what to watch out for here: Destination Weddings – A Photographer’s Point of View.
Exactly a year and four months after our first trip to Aruba, we landed there again! This time to photograph a wedding and of course to enjoy the island! We proposed to Casandra and David that after their wedding we would be happy to do a sunset session with them at the Arikok National Park. They were all for it! We spent a few hours before the sunset in the park. We grabbed dinner and some bears and then shot this beautiful couple in front these amazing views. The park was empty, we didn’t see anyone during the session. Because of that we love random places which not everyone is eager to explore! Aruba, you are one happy and beautiful island. We will be back!
Casandra and David, thank you for exploring Aruba with us!