We recently got married in Aruba and loved the work of Victor Winklaar... he was very accomodating as we didn't want many posed photos. All photos were amazing and he was able to bring out the beautiful colors of Aruba. Great guy. We highly recommend!
The beach is very nice at RIU Palace for sunning and bathing. That beach is between the Westin and Radisson beach. Personally, that area is very busy which means you will not get much privacy and have a lot of on lookers! There are some beautiful beaches on Eagle beach that are more private and not far from the RIU by taxi or car that you might want to consider.