Houston couple takes photos in a gutted house

A Houston couple had their photos taken in front of the Hurricane Harvey damage throughout their city. 

Shellie Schoellkopf and Robert Callaway's is scheduled for October 7 but they decided cancel their reception and donate what they would have spent to victims. 

The backdrop of their photo shoot is a gutted house with debris piles in the yard.

When Hurricane Harvey first hit on August 27, the couple looked at their guest list and realized that the storm was affecting most of the people invited.

They decided that rather than having a reception, they will donate the entire reception fund of at least $5,000 to Harvey victims.   

Shellie Schoellkopf and Robert Callaway had their wedding photos taken in front of Hurricane Harvey debris after the storm tore through their hometown of Houston

Shellie Schoellkopf and Robert Callaway had their photos taken in front of Hurricane Harvey debris after the storm tore through their hometown of Houston

The couple decided to donate money from their reception to the hurricane's victims

The couple decided to donate money from their reception to the hurricane's victims

The photos were taken inside a family friend's house that the couple helped gut and clean out

The photos were taken inside a family friend's house that the couple helped gut and clean out

'We were just sitting outside and talking about what we wanted to do (about the ),' Schoellkopf told Click 2 Houston. 

'All of our family was affected on some level. We sat down and said "We need to do something".'

Schoellkopf said they had pushed back the twice before because of timing and the fact that they're building a house. 

They didn't want to push the date back again, so they decided to keep the ceremony and donate the reception funds.

The photo shoot is intended to serve as a lifelong reminder of where the money for the reception was going, Schoellkopf said. 

The couple said they already have people in mind they plan to help financially because they have family and friends in some of the hardest-hit areas in southeast Texas.

The photos are intended to serve as a reminder of why the couple donated their reception

The photos are intended to serve as a reminder of why the couple donated their reception

Their own home was not damaged but they've been helping friends and family affected

Their own home was not damaged but they've been

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