Last Sunday, I woke up early planning to spend the day prepping blogs. I had a low key week ahead, set up strategically for catching up before our upcoming vacation during the first week of August. After dealing with the dogs and a bit of cleaning, I made my way up to office. A friend had reached out through one of my local communities about a destination wedding happening on Tuesday. She needed someone to help last minute, and I reached out.
It’s important to share with you that I’ve been in the position to respond to these threads online before. I have never, ever been the person chosen to come through. Admittedly, I assumed this situation would be similar. So many amazing photographers responded in an effort to help. When I was told I’d be going, it was a bit surreal.
24 hours later, I was in Aruba. Through a whirlwind of communication, planning, packing, little sleep, and a ton of excitement-I arrived. This was not your typical Monday. The island was welcoming and it was so easy to get to the Holiday Inn Resort. Checking in was simple and I quickly changed into a bathing suit and went down to the beach to meet the bride. As luck would have it, Images by Amber Robinson was available for a few days and I had a bonus second shooter as well as a travel companion!
The wedding was gorgeous. I loved everything about Aruba. This unexpected getaway was such a delighted surprise. Here are my five little tips:
As you can see, Aruba was fantastic. I hope to return with my husband soon! In a couple weeks, I’ll be sharing more from Ashley and Shawn’s wedding. Check back soon when I have the green light to show off all of their beautiful images. Meanwhile, if you’re planning a destination wedding-let’s talk!