In Australia Bride and Groom use official wedding pictures to raise funds for charity [PHOTOS]

Wedding photographer, Edwina Robertson, responsible for the amazing photos has pledged to donate $3 for every share pictures of the newlyweds received during a 24 hour period to Tie Up The Black Dog - a charity for depression and mental illness in drought-stricken areas

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A couple's wedding photo has generated a lot of financial support for rural charity after the photographer behind the snaps donated $15,000 to the cause.

Wedding photographer, Edwina Robertson, decided to generate awareness of the severity of drought by staging a social media campaingn among her Facebook followers play

Wedding photographer, Edwina Robertson, decided to generate awareness of the severity of drought by staging a social media campaingn among her Facebook followers

(Daily Mail)

 

The photos features Ingrid Wood and Ross Uebergang on their wedding day walking across a dried up cricket pitch in her hometown of Blackall in western Queensland.

In the week before Ross and Ingrid's wedding, her family was forced to remove all of their stock from their 16,000 hectare property due to the financial strain brought on by the drought play

In the week before Ross and Ingrid's wedding, her family was forced to remove all of their stock from their 16,000 hectare property due to the financial strain brought on by the drought

(Daily Mail)

 

In the week before their wedding, Ms Wood's family was forced to remove all of their stock from their 16,000 hectare property due to the financial strain brought on by the drought, Daily Mail reports

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"We've been there about 80 years, I'm fourth generation. In the whole time we have been there we have never destocked completely"

Ingrid said it was fantastic that their wedding day had managed to raise so much money for a rural charity play

Ingrid said it was fantastic that their wedding day had managed to raise so much money for a rural charity

(Daily Mail)

"My mum runs the 16,000 hectare property on her own after my dad passed away six years ago. We just couldn't afford to hand feed the cattle and there is no end to when the drought will break," Wood told Daily Mail Australia.

The wedding was held at Blackall in western Queensland - an area that has been plagued by severe drought for some years play

The wedding was held at Blackall in western Queensland - an area that has been plagued by severe drought for some years

(Daily Mail)

 

Wedding photographer, Edwina Robertson, responsible for the amazing photos has pledged to donate $3 for every share pictures of the newlyweds received during a 24 hour period to Tie Up The Black Dog - a charity for depression and mental illness in drought-stricken areas.

Her family's plight and witnessing the severe effects the drought has had on the Blackall community inspired wedding photographer, Edwina Robertson, to crowd fundraise for a mental health charity play

Her family's plight and witnessing the severe effects the drought has had on the Blackall community inspired wedding photographer, Edwina Robertson, to crowd fundraise for a mental health charity

(Daily Mail)

The photo has since gone viral which prompted Ms Robertson to personally donate $14,922.

Most of the native flowers used in the wedding were sourced and picked from neighbour's backyards in Blackall play

Most of the native flowers used in the wedding were sourced and picked from neighbour's backyards in Blackall

(Daily Mail)

So far, more than $16,600 has been raised after others started donating to a crowd fund raising website.

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"I know the effects of drought, but I had never seen anything like it. I left Blackall feeling very disheartened that people are trying to survive with no expectation of when it’s going to rain," Ms Robertson said.

Edwina pledged to donate $3 for every share the photo of the newlyweds received during a 24 hour period to Tie Up The Black Dog - a charity for depression and mental illness in drought-stricken areas play

Edwina pledged to donate $3 for every share the photo of the newlyweds received during a 24 hour period to Tie Up The Black Dog - a charity for depression and mental illness in drought-stricken areas

(Daily Mail)

She shared the photo to her followers expecting to receive 1,000 shares if she was lucky.

"I never in my wildest dreams thought the Facebook photo would go as nuts as it has... it was shared 4,974 times," she said.

The photo went viral and Edwina ended up personally donating $14,922. So far, more than $16,600 has been raised after others started donating to a crowd fundraising website play

The photo went viral and Edwina ended up personally donating $14,922. So far, more than $16,600 has been raised after others started donating to a crowd fundraising website

(Daily Mail)

The newlywed couple are overwhelmed by the support their wedding photo triggered.

Wedding guests alone coming to the town of Blackall increased the population by 15 percent play

Wedding guests alone coming to the town of Blackall increased the population by 15 percent

(Daily Mail)

 

"It's so fantastic that the joy of our wedding has brought goodness to people who need it

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"Black Dog is such a great charity and I'm very passionate about western Queensland... the people are so tough and resilient," they told Daily Mail.

Photographer shared the photo to her Facebook followers expecting to receive 1,000 shares if she was lucky - it was shared 4,974 times play

Photographer shared the photo to her Facebook followers expecting to receive 1,000 shares if she was lucky - it was shared 4,974 times

(Daily Mail)

The couple, who are both from farming backgrounds, sourced the items they needed for their wedding locally to help inject money into the community.

Ross and Ingrid decided to marry in her hometown of Blackall to help support the local community who are plagued by drought play

Ross and Ingrid decided to marry in her hometown of Blackall to help support the local community who are plagued by drought

(Daily Mail)

Edwina said she left Blackall after shooting Ross and Ingrid's wedding feeling disheartened by the plight people faced due to drought play

Edwina said she left Blackall after shooting Ross and Ingrid's wedding feeling disheartened by the plight people faced due to drought

(Daily Mail)

 

"There was an underlying tone of despair and hopelessness, but the wedding had given everyone something positive to think about," Ms Robertson said.

The newlywed couple are overwhelmed by the support their wedding photo triggered and the money it has raised for the charity play

The newlywed couple are overwhelmed by the support their wedding photo triggered and the money it has raised for the charity

(Daily Mail)

"Wedding guests alone coming to the town increased population by 15 percent."

The couple, who are both from farming backgrounds, sourced the items they needed for their wedding locally to help inject money into the community play

The couple, who are both from farming backgrounds, sourced the items they needed for their wedding locally to help inject money into the community

(Daily Mail)

 

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