Cally & Kevin’s Engagement Session | Donkeys & Doritos | Jenschke Cattle Ranch Poteet, TX


Hey y’all! It’s Thursday which is actually my Friday today! Woo-hoo!

(Insert the happy trolls from ‘Trolls’ singing “Celebrate Good Times” … I know I watch one too many cartoons as a Mama Bear ha!)

So it’s Fri-YAY! And you want to know why? Our little family is headed down to our old fishing spot in Port Mansfield, Texas! I can’t wait to smell the salty air and even hearing the never ending sounds of seagulls in the breeze. And we are going to try our hand at fishing like we did long ago before babies!

So among the celebration for a fun summer vacation at the coast and all of my happy vibes I juuuuuust had to post this amazing engagement session I photographed about a month ago. (I know that’s so long ago, but I figured to share late is better than to never share at all and these guys are beyond awesome!)

Cally & Kevin are a newly engaged couple that met at church, (insert heart melts & throbs) and their vibe together is so much fun! Kevin had not only Cally laughing at the seams but I couldn’t contain my chuckles neither. But on a serious note, jokes aside, these two are equal parts sweet and caring towards and you can see it in their gestures towards one another. I can only imagine a happy filled marriage for these two love birds and just a lot of fun adventures in their lifetime together.

I also can see endless laughter and joy. But for real! Okay, during our session out on the ranch, I had a crazy thought. Like just a down right wild thought! All three of us were taking in the gorgeous sunset and scenery of the cattle and then the donkeys started in on their wild calls. Face Palm. But really funny.

Yes, on the home place we have donkeys, they are part of the crew and I believe they were originally our neighbors. They roam acre by acre and just have a fun time out and about. They’re super sweet but also down right adorable! And who can’t giggle when you see a donkey?

So last minute, I thought hey let’s incorporate the donkeys into our portrait session… because if I wasn’t country enough on my own, a couple of donkeys would sure elevate this! Ha!

Cally & Kevin were stoked and they were 100% game for this idea. Now the thing is, our livestock isn’t hand fed. Most of the time, 99.9% of the time they’re out and about in the pasture feeding on grass and hay when needed. So, I honestly didn’t know what would entice a donkey to take pictures with us.

Being the Mom that I am, and having a bag of Doritos on hand, I thought this could work… and y’all it TOTALLY DID!

I still can’t believe it! I walked up to them and it was a true Doritos Commercial come to life, they took one sniff and were like, “photos for Doritos? Ok!”

These guys were HOOKED! And the result was adorable and just fun!

So Cally & Kevin, thank y’all for loving this idea and to the cute little donkeys for going along with this! I seriously cannot make this up and I am forever obsessed with this entire session. That’s what I love about the ranch you just never know what will happen next and there’s always room for adventure.

Check out the rest of this session and you’ll see why I adore these two and have a new profound love for donkeys.


Donkeys, Doritos, & Mucho Love,


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