Demian Gibbs Photography: As a destination wedding bride, it can be nerve wracking to select a photographer without meeting with them first, but Demian Gibbs made the entire process smooth and relaxing from start to finish. After reviewing his work online, I reached out to Demian for pricing information and he was extremely quick to respond. As a bride, I appreciated the quick response time since many other vendors in Aruba are on “island time” and can take up to a week to respond. Throughout the entire process, he answered all of our questions and even set up a time to FaceTime with my husband and I to discuss the details of the wedding. Once my husband and I arrived in Aruba (we live in Connecticut), we met with Demian to finalize the details for the wedding. He was very professional and even brought examples of completed wedding albums to show us since our package included an album.
On the day of the wedding, Demian and his assistant arrived on time and made sure that we took all of the requested photos while still sticking to the itinerary of the day. Demian has been shooting weddings at the Riu Palace Aruba for years, so he knew all of the perfect spots to take photos throughout the resort. He was mindful of how hot it was that day so he made sure to shoot photos in other areas of the resort such as the garden and lobby, before returning to the beach to capture the rest of the photos on the beach once the sun had gone down a bit and it had cooled off.
A few days after the wedding we met with Demian again for our trash the dress shoot. He picked us up in the morning and took us to various locations in Aruba. It was helpful having someone who lives on the island taking the trash the dress photos since he knew of all these unique locations for the photos. Some of our favorite photos are from the trash the dress shoot!
Once we received the images back from Demian, we were impressed at how quickly he sent over the images to us. We found it difficult to narrow down our selections since there were so many beautiful images to pick from! He took so many amazing photos and we loved the mix of candids and posed photos. All of our friends and family loved the photos and we can’t wait to see the wedding album once it is complete! We highly recommend Demian for your photography needs, especially for your destination wedding in Aruba. - Sabrina & Jeremy