Marco Island | Hurricane Irma / by Alexandria Whitefeather

This last week was a crazy one. Especially for my Florida family.

With hurricane Irma shifting projections everyday, although a pretty normal thing to happen, I was a bit stressed about the safety of my family and friends. I was calling everyday, multiple times. Probably being so annoying, repeating things they were all most likely hearing from newscasters non-stop. But I didn't care. I wanted them to be prepared for the worst. 

Thankfully in the end, the storm shifted just enough to not hit the Tampa Bay area (where my family lives) as badly as predicted. However, the Naples/Marco Island area (where some of my husbands family live) took a pretty direct hit. So crazy to think that just last month we were at the J W Marriott in Marco Island. 

Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
JW Marriott Marco Island | © Alexandria Whitefeather
JW Marriott Marco Island | © Alexandria Whitefeather
JW Marriott Marco Island | © Alexandria Whitefeather
JW Marriott Marco Island | © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather
Marco Island | Phoenix Photographer - © Alexandria Whitefeather

If you'd like to donate to those impacted by Irma, here are just a few places to do so:

American Red Cross
Global Giving
Go Fund Me

Other ways to help:

- if you have supplies, food, or water you didn't need/use, donate it those who could use it. 

- if you're in the areas affected, help your neighbors with clean up, it's definitely appreciated.

-  love on those who've experienced loss

- love on those who haven't.