Photography By Heather

@collecting_precious_memories

Praying for my friends in St. Martin, my island "home." We will return to pitch in and lend a hand. Hurricane Irma did not win.

http://collectingpreciousmemories.com/

Images and videos by Photography By Heather

My heart longs for the place where the soft, pillowy sand cushions my feet. Where the turquoise water envelops me like a warm blanket. Where the music always plays and the laughter is without ceasing. Yes, that is where my heart longs to be. And that place will once again welcome me there.
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My heart longs for the place where the soft, pillowy sand cushions my feet. Where the turquoise water envelops me like a warm blanket. Where the music always plays and the laughter is without ceasing. Yes, that is where my heart longs to be. And that place will once again welcome me there.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #tintamarre #caribbean #caribbeanlife #beach #saintmartin #saltlife #paradise #destination #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #turquoise #footprints #travelphotography #travelgram #travel #nature #naturephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #igers #instagood #instatravel #instalove #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Saint Martin

Thinking back to happier times on my favorite island. Hurricane Irma left a mess in her path, but the island is made up of strong and resilient people. They will rebuild and once they do, pay them a visit. They will want and need the happy cheer you bring!
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Thinking back to happier times on my favorite island. Hurricane Irma left a mess in her path, but the island is made up of strong and resilient people. They will rebuild and once they do, pay them a visit. They will want and need the happy cheer you bring!
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #philipsburg #cruise #port #goodtimes #sunshine #caribbean #caribbeanlife #island #islandlife #paradise #blueskies #hurricaneirma #destination #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #travel #travelphotography #landscape #landscapephotography #igers #instalove #instagood #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles

Before Hurricane Irma, the Simpson Bay Lagoon was home to boats of all shapes and sizes from all different places. Irma tossed the boats around like little toys while the heavy surf and storm surge caused others to sink below the surface. St. Maarten is slowly cleaning up and brainstorming how to rebuild this paradise. Continue to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Irma and those in Hurricane Maria's path.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #simpsonbay #caribbean #caribbeanlife #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #destination #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #lagoon #island #islandlife #hurricaneseason #landscape #landscapephotography #travel #travelphotography #scenic #scenicphotography #igers #instagood #instatravel #instalove #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

Before Hurricane Irma, the Simpson Bay Lagoon was home to boats of all shapes and sizes from all different places. Irma tossed the boats around like little toys while the heavy surf and storm surge caused others to sink below the surface. St. Maarten is slowly cleaning up and brainstorming how to rebuild this paradise. Continue to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Irma and those in Hurricane Maria's path.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #simpsonbay #caribbean #caribbeanlife #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #destination #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #lagoon #island #islandlife #hurricaneseason #landscape #landscapephotography #travel #travelphotography #scenic #scenicphotography #igers #instagood #instatravel #instalove #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Simpson Bay

As Hurricane Maria sets her eyes on the pristine Caribbean islands that Irma ignored, I'm praying hard for the safety of those on the islands, especially St. Martin. Safe shelters are hard to come by right now and many people were given tarpaulins to cover their roofs. With the expectation that they will have some heavy rain and wind from the outer bands of the now Cat 5 Maria, I'm praying they find safety and are with others.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaartin #caribbean #caribbeanlife #hurricaneseason #summer #paradise #takecover #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #myisland #tropical #westindies #leewardislands #travel #travelphotography #scenic #landscape #landscapephotography #photography #photographer #igers #instagood #instalove #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

As Hurricane Maria sets her eyes on the pristine Caribbean islands that Irma ignored, I'm praying hard for the safety of those on the islands, especially St. Martin. Safe shelters are hard to come by right now and many people were given tarpaulins to cover their roofs. With the expectation that they will have some heavy rain and wind from the outer bands of the now Cat 5 Maria, I'm praying they find safety and are with others.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaartin #caribbean #caribbeanlife #hurricaneseason #summer #paradise #takecover #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #myisland #tropical #westindies #leewardislands #travel #travelphotography #scenic #landscape #landscapephotography #photography #photographer #igers #instagood #instalove #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Grand-Case, Saint Martin

Happy Bay will once again welcome guests to enjoy the simple pleasures of an undisturbed beauty. The island of St. Martin needs to heal, but the time will come to go back to the place I left a piece of my heart.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #caribbean #caribbeanlife #caribbeanstrong #happybay #island #islandlife #destination #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #naturephotography #nature #travel #travelphotography #turquoise #ocean #beach #beachlife #igers #instagood #instalike #instalove #instaphoto #instatravel #picofthenight #picoftheday #photooftheday #photoofthenight

Happy Bay will once again welcome guests to enjoy the simple pleasures of an undisturbed beauty. The island of St. Martin needs to heal, but the time will come to go back to the place I left a piece of my heart.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #caribbean #caribbeanlife #caribbeanstrong #happybay #island #islandlife #destination #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #naturephotography #nature #travel #travelphotography #turquoise #ocean #beach #beachlife #igers #instagood #instalike #instalove #instaphoto #instatravel #picofthenight #picoftheday #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Happy Bay, St Martin

Hurricane Irma left her wrath on my favorite paradise. But some things remain constant-the sun rises every morning, the people continue to help each other and serve each other, and my heart still belongs there.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #sendhope #sos #sxmstrong #pray #hurricane #hurricaneirma #sunrise #caribbean #caribbeanlife #islandlife #destination #relaxation #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #travelgram #travel #travelphotography #igers #instalove #instagood #instalike #instaphoto #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

Hurricane Irma left her wrath on my favorite paradise. But some things remain constant-the sun rises every morning, the people continue to help each other and serve each other, and my heart still belongs there.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #sendhope #sos #sxmstrong #pray #hurricane #hurricaneirma #sunrise #caribbean #caribbeanlife #islandlife #destination #relaxation #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #travelgram #travel #travelphotography #igers #instalove #instagood #instalike #instaphoto #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Orient Bay

My island, my love. Hurricane Irma tried to steal your life and breath in the darkness of night, but you are stronger than that. She left you hurting and broken, but not defeated. You will rise again.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #sxmstrong #sendhope #sos #caribbean #caribbeanlife #strong #undefeated #unbroken #wewillrise #stillwerise #travelgram #travel #travelphotography #hurricane #hurricaneirma #sxmproud #westindies #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #wanderlust #photographer #sunset #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

My island, my love. Hurricane Irma tried to steal your life and breath in the darkness of night, but you are stronger than that. She left you hurting and broken, but not defeated. You will rise again.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #sxmstrong #sendhope #sos #caribbean #caribbeanlife #strong #undefeated #unbroken #wewillrise #stillwerise #travelgram #travel #travelphotography #hurricane #hurricaneirma #sxmproud #westindies #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #wanderlust #photographer #sunset #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Grand-Case, Saint Martin

The reflection of blue sky and white clouds on a placid lake. The faint smell of pine and cedar trees. The calmness that takes over when you are in nature. The memories of laughter and good times at the lake. I'm home.
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The reflection of blue sky and white clouds on a placid lake. The faint smell of pine and cedar trees. The calmness that takes over when you are in nature. The memories of laughter and good times at the lake. I'm home.
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#lake #summer #reflection #calm #peace #tranquil #tranquility #pinebarrens #newjersey #njphotographer #photography #photographer #mountmisery #pinelandscenter #landscape #landscapephotography #nature #naturephotography #forest #njisntboring #igers #instalove #instagood #instalike #instaphoto #instanture #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Burlington County, New Jersey

Throwback to when the only complaining about Cole Bay on St. Maarten was that the traffic was bad. Now, it's left in ruins by Hurricane Irma and families and businesses are left to pick up the pieces. If you wish to donate, visit @stmaartenmap or @stmartinstmaarten and use the link in the bio.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #westindies #caribbean #caribbeanlife #island #islandlife #traffic #hurricane #irma #hurricaneirma #summer #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #travel #travelphotography #landscape #landscapephotography #igers #instagood #instalove #instalike #instaphoto #instatravel #picofthenight #picoftheday #photooftheday #photoofthenight

Throwback to when the only complaining about Cole Bay on St. Maarten was that the traffic was bad. Now, it's left in ruins by Hurricane Irma and families and businesses are left to pick up the pieces. If you wish to donate, visit @stmaartenmap or @stmartinstmaarten and use the link in the bio.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #westindies #caribbean #caribbeanlife #island #islandlife #traffic #hurricane #irma #hurricaneirma #summer #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #travel #travelphotography #landscape #landscapephotography #igers #instagood #instalove #instalike #instaphoto #instatravel #picofthenight #picoftheday #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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The lush palm trees pictured here no longer line the path to the courthouse. But one thing still stands proud after Hurricane Irma. The pineapple. An international sign of "welcome" stood proud and tall in the face of the storm and it came out victorious. The island of St. Martin/St. Maarten will continue to welcome tourists when the time of healing, grieving, and repairing can move into a time of new memories.
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The lush palm trees pictured here no longer line the path to the courthouse. But one thing still stands proud after Hurricane Irma. The pineapple. An international sign of "welcome" stood proud and tall in the face of the storm and it came out victorious. The island of St. Martin/St. Maarten will continue to welcome tourists when the time of healing, grieving, and repairing can move into a time of new memories.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #philipsburg #pineapple #welcome #tourist #hurricane #irma #hurricaneirma #island #islandlife #caribbean #caribbeanlife #storm #strong #sxmstrong #vacation #vacationphotography #travel #travelphotography #travelgram #sendhope #igers #instagood #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles

This is the island I remember, the island I love. Irma can have her little celebratory dance, but it is not over. She did not win. This island is strong. This island is resilient. This island is a survivor. The people will stand tall, stand strong, and stand proud. Sxm strong.
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This is the island I remember, the island I love. Irma can have her little celebratory dance, but it is not over. She did not win. This island is strong. This island is resilient. This island is a survivor. The people will stand tall, stand strong, and stand proud. Sxm strong.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #sxmstrong #hurricane #irma #hurricaneirma #caribbeanlife #caribbean #summer #photography #photographer #travel #travelphotography #landscape #landscapephotography #destination #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #canonusa #canonphotography #igers #instagood #instalove #instaphoto #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At St. Maarten

The power of the ocean can claim anything in its path. This beautiful beach was reclaimed by the ocean during Hurricane Irma. Beach bars completely washed away into the sea. Palm trees were ripped apart by the monstrous wind. But paradise is not lost. That white sand and turquoise water are still calling me. I will return. Irma will not win.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #orientbeach #westindies #caribbean #caribbeanlife #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #whitesand #turquoise #hurricaneirma #hurricane #hurricaneseason #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #sunshine #beach #travel #travelphotography #igers #instalove #instagood #instalike #instaphoto #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

The power of the ocean can claim anything in its path. This beautiful beach was reclaimed by the ocean during Hurricane Irma. Beach bars completely washed away into the sea. Palm trees were ripped apart by the monstrous wind. But paradise is not lost. That white sand and turquoise water are still calling me. I will return. Irma will not win.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #orientbeach #westindies #caribbean #caribbeanlife #paradise #paradiselost #paradisefound #whitesand #turquoise #hurricaneirma #hurricane #hurricaneseason #wanderlust #wanderingphotographers #sunshine #beach #travel #travelphotography #igers #instalove #instagood #instalike #instaphoto #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Orient Bay

Keeping our island love close to our hearts and minds as they work on rebuilding paradise. St. Martin is devastated following Hurricane Irma, but they are a strong people and they will rebuild.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #paradise #oneisland #onelove #ilovemyisland #hurricaneirma #hurricane #irma #2017 #sendhope #sos #sendprayer #paradise #paradiselost #westindies #antilles #caribbeanlife #caribbean #igers #instalove #instagood #instalike #instaphoto #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

Keeping our island love close to our hearts and minds as they work on rebuilding paradise. St. Martin is devastated following Hurricane Irma, but they are a strong people and they will rebuild.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #paradise #oneisland #onelove #ilovemyisland #hurricaneirma #hurricane #irma #2017 #sendhope #sos #sendprayer #paradise #paradiselost #westindies #antilles #caribbeanlife #caribbean #igers #instalove #instagood #instalike #instaphoto #instatravel #picoftheday #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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It is really important to learn from natural disasters. Hurricane Irma pummeled the beautiful island of St. Maarten as a Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds meteorologists had never seen before. She was a monster and left an immense amount of damage. I spend time last night going through MY photos of the good times, before Irma. Then, I paired them with photos I saw others posting of my beloved island and made comparisons. This is one of the Philipsburg Boardwalk area.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #hurricaneirma #hurricane #irma #destruction #island #islandlife #recovery #hope #sendprayers #photographer #philipsburg #boardwalk #naturaldisaster #before #after #comparison #findjoy #igers #pray #instaphoto #instapray #instanature #instatravel #picofthenight #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

It is really important to learn from natural disasters. Hurricane Irma pummeled the beautiful island of St. Maarten as a Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds meteorologists had never seen before. She was a monster and left an immense amount of damage. I spend time last night going through MY photos of the good times, before Irma. Then, I paired them with photos I saw others posting of my beloved island and made comparisons. This is one of the Philipsburg Boardwalk area.
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#sxm #stmartin #stmaarten #hurricaneirma #hurricane #irma #destruction #island #islandlife #recovery #hope #sendprayers #photographer #philipsburg #boardwalk #naturaldisaster #before #after #comparison #findjoy #igers #pray #instaphoto #instapray #instanature #instatravel #picofthenight #picofthenight #photooftheday #photoofthenight

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At Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles