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{Ross and Ingrid} Married, Blackall, Qld

It is no secret that my heart lies within the Australian Outback. If you have ever lived in a rural community you will appreciate the struggles, the joy and the uncertainty of making a living off this great land of ours. I was so blessed to travel nine hours to Western Queensland a couple of weeks ago and capture a magnificent wedding in Blackall. But this was far more than just a wedding. This was a community event that touched many. In the same week of this day, Ingrid’s (the Bride) Family destocked (sold all of their cattle) their property. A hard and heart wrenching decision to make based on the brutal realities of financial hardship with feeding their stock and the uncertainty of when a change in season was to come. Such a huge down, in a week of huge highs.

Even with my connections to the land, I was totally touched by the landscape and stories of Western Queensland. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last three years, you will also have heard of the realities and the lack of rain. I am only an individual and I only, can’t do much. But I can do a little.

A huge $15000 has been pledged to Tie Up the Black Dog Committee to aid support for depression and mental illness in rural regions across Australia. This money was generated by 4974 shares of this post with a donation of $3 per share over a 24 hour Social Media campaign. You can take a look here at the work the three incredible woman who run this committee are doing: https://tieuptheblackdog.wordpress.com/our-mission/

Even though the campaign has finished on my behalf, it’s now time for you to add your $3 in also. We’ve set up a fund for you, the public, to help out:https://ozcrowd.com/…/tie-up-the-black-dog-raising-awaren…/…

Please keep sharing this love and awareness!

For all the images of this amazing day, please continue to:http://edwinarobertson.com/ross-and-ingrid-married-blackal…/

Please share the love of this day. A simple click can make a difference x

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  • September 21, 2015 - 8:46 pm

    Mereana Otene Waaka - These series if photos are wonderful. They capture the day so well. They were a real pleasure to look at. I really never seen anything like these pics before. You really captured the joy and intimacy of the couple and their day. Thank you for sharing these pics and Congratulations to the couple, their families and their community and you for putting all these images together so well.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    Michelle Hardwick - Thank you so much for sharing….your day looks amazing, all so beautiful and oozing such love and fun. Went through western Queensland on our way to NT just weeks ago, it is a terrible state that our country cousins are experiencing. I pray that it rains this season and that it will bring some relief. XoReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 9:17 pm

    Di Weldon - Amazing photos. Hope u enjoyed your day.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 9:20 pm

    Linda O'Brien - Beautiful photos Ros, Congratulations to Ingrid and Ross.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    Kirsty Blizzard - Just beautiful. What a lovely memory of a special dayReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 9:23 pm

    Jean Cresswell - What a wonderful documentation of an obviously joyous event..well done. Shows our outback and life so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 9:38 pm

    Carol Gribble - Wow beautiful photos, congrats on your wedding day.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 10:10 pm

    Mary Bullock - Amazing photos…just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 10:24 pm

    Shannon Mann - Stunning! Stunning! Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 10:43 pm

    Art by Di Cox - Superb captures! Makes my heart sing – such strength and such beauty… Congrats to you Edwina for sharing this special story so respectfully and so poignantly, and of course congrats to the bride and groom! What a special part of the world you live in.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 10:43 pm

    Donna Kennedy - Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos from what looked like such a wonderful day with such an amazing group of people,you have captured such amazing beauty that they can look back on for many years to come.Great job. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm

    Katherine Wannan - Simply amazing photography. You’ve done a wonderful job.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 10:52 pm

    Lauren Fogarty - Just breathtaking and so so real with 2 stories told so well. Sadness with drought but raw human abililty to find amazing positive, congratsReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2015 - 11:18 pm

    Debra Ludlow - Thank you for sharing your amazing wedding photos with Facebook users. They are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 12:50 am

    Ivy Ovzinsky - Her beautiful soul radiates from this brideReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 12:58 am

    Emma Lee Duffy - Incredibly beautiful photos of a stunning wedding!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 1:10 am

    Louise McNall - absolutely gorgeous girls, it’s been so long since I have seen them. Job well done too EdwinaReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 1:40 am

    Jess Bargenquast - Just Stunning! What a beautiful wedding, amazing photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 2:34 am

    Libby McPherson - So beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 2:39 am

    Gary Mclean - What
    a wonderful Bush WeddingReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 2:42 am

    Aileen Hughes - Many thanks to all concerned for sharing a wonderful heartfelt real life…(too real to be called a “story”) Praying for abundance,in all that you do and need to keep alive this dedicated way of life and Love. Wishing all many blessings.Well done cheers.ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 3:59 am

    Linda Garvin - Beautiful photos. Looks like a lot of fun was had by allReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 5:57 am

    Adma Sargood - Looks like a wonderful day was had by all – Congratulations Ingrid – you don’t look anything like the little girl I remember at LSODE!!!!! You have blossomed into a very self confident happy young woman! Your mum must be so proud!!!! I will send this link onto Mitch Sargood and Bonnie Sargood. Best Wishes to you both!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 7:03 am

    Dave N Jane Sherriff - just beautiful! Bush folks sure know how to do it!!! Congrats & Goodluck! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 9:34 am

    Gail Russell - Wow!! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 9:37 am

    Lyn Watts - Fantastic photos. What a lovely wedding and now it can rain.ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Kylie Lowdell - Absolutely gorgeousReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 10:49 am

    Claire Macdonald - These are among the best wedding photos I gave ever seen!! Congratulations to Ingrid and Ross and congratulations Edwina!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    Caroline Hill - What a beautiful wedding and absolutely stunning photos. It must’ve been wonderful looking forward to a special day after all the sadness from this terrible drought. Thanks so much for sharing them and the best of wishes for the newly married couple!??ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    Jonathan Wenlock - Great work!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    Maria Smith - Beautiful couple and beautiful photography.ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 9:38 pm

    Shirley Valentine - one of the nicest wedding photos and settings iv seen , wishing you both health and happyness xxxReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm

    Barbara Elliott - That is the nicest album of wedding photos I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful natural photography of a happy group. Belinda Elliott, Angela Trimble – have a look at this amazing album. Who says you have to be in the city or at the beach to get the wedding photos right! The country setting looked perfect.ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 10:54 pm

    Anne-Marie Bland - what a fabulous set of photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2015 - 11:26 pm

    Antionette Roberts - Beautiful photos wonderful wedding. I taught ballroom in Blackall a few years ago and the people were amazing and so welcoming.ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2015 - 1:19 am

    Rebecca Robson - Absolutely divine! Love every single image!!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2015 - 2:16 am

    Kuve Jansky Bradley - Wow!! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Alex Nicholson - Photos tell a remarkable story about remarkable people.ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2015 - 10:30 am

    Fredy Mazza Fotógrafo - Beautiful photos, excellent initiative… Congrats to Edwina Robertson and to the couple !ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2015 - 3:07 pm

    Lynette Mackay-Garcia - OMG these photos are incredibly beautiful, depicts the outback so well – congrats to the lovely couple & such lovely memories to look back on.ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm

    Esmari Oosthuizen - Most amazing photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2015 - 5:53 am

    Sandra McAuley - Such beautiful photos of your wedding.ReplyCancel

  • September 25, 2015 - 6:20 pm

    Ann Dougherty - Simply beautiful pictures, really amazing photography,ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2015 - 4:40 am

    Photographer Pledges for Each FB Share, Will Give ,000 After Photo Goes Viral | Photohangout - […] helped increase many hundreds extra by means of crowdfunding.The viral photograph exhibits a wedding ceremony get together Robertson photographed a couple of weeks in the past after touring 9 hours to Western Queensland, an area that has been […]ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2015 - 7:59 am

    Photographer Pledges for Each FB Share, Will Give ,000 After Photo Goes Viral | Media Flask - […] and she has also helped raise many thousands more through crowdfunding.The viral photo shows a wedding party Robertson photographed a couple of weeks ago after traveling 9 hours to Western Queensland, an area that has been stricken […]ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Lesa Brown Campbell - Congratulations to the newlyweds! Stunning pictures – thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2015 - 10:44 pm

    Alana Nolan - Beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm

    Photographer Pledges for Each FB Share, Will Give ,000 After Photo Goes Viral | Carlino JM I Latest News - […] and she has also helped raisemany thousands more through crowdfunding. The viral photo shows a wedding party Robertson photographed a couple of weeks ago after traveling 9 hours to Western Queensland, an area that has been stricken […]ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2015 - 12:22 am

    Debby Hannaway - Eve pours photographs of what wasonviously a wonderful day. I hope you have a long and happy life to go with your beautiful photographs.ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2015 - 12:24 am

    Debby Hannaway - I’m sorry. My post is bad. I meant to say what gorgeous photographs of what was obviously a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • August 17, 2016 - 3:38 am

    Australia - Seletra Blog - […] Photo credit : Edwina Robertson […]ReplyCancel