Before I say anything more, it’s pronounced YOY-nt-za. Not Jon-ka. Because I know you might be wondering.
I’ve known the Jonca family since high school. I met their son Aleks while I was on my high school newspaper staff, and we’ve been best friends ever since. When I had dinner at his house for the first time, I totally fell in love with his parents. Maybe it’s the way that Andrew jokingly answers the door by hiding behind it so that it looks as though it is magically opening on its own, or Kasia’s ability to ask truly genuine questions to all of Aleks’ friends, and actually listen to their responses. I don’t know what it is about this little Polish family, but they are some of the kindest, most open-hearted people I have ever met. They also make the most delicious salads I have ever eaten (fact: I love salads).
Anyway, over my spring break, we caught a quick afternoon sun break and shot these cute family portraits in their gorgeous neighborhood of Oak Hills. Nothing too formal- just fun and happy, like themselves.