Hurricane Ian ruined people’s photos. Now this photographer is helping.


For the past 20 years, Krista Kowalczyk has photographed couples on their wedding days and families on vacation in southwest Florida, particularly Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

“I have weddings that are scheduled for next summer and their venue is is not there anymore,” Kowalczyk told “Good Morning America.” “On an average week, I’d photograph 10 or so families on the beach, and all of those have been canceled.”

Instead of shooting photographs, Kowalczyk has worked around the clock for the past week to help strangers restore photos recovered from their hurricane-damaged homes.

PHOTO: Photos are piled in an area of a Fort Myers, Florida, home damaged during Hurricane Ian.

Courtesy of Impressions Photography

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