Ava and Ariana live in a home filled with love. Ā It was a feeling that filled every room without anyone ever saying a word.Ā Ā The early years are powerful moments in a child life and the most magical thing a family can do is give them a home that allows kids to marinate in love…that is the power of family.

It is often said that a father’s relationship with his daughters has a profound impact on girls as they grow up. Ā This Dad loves his girls. Ā His eyes light up the moment they walk in the room and it was one of the magical things I got to document for this family photography session.

The whole family lounges in bed before they start their day - Washington, DC documentary family photography by Emily Weiss

The whole family lounges in bed before they start their day

Ava and Ariana roughhouse on Dad - Washington, DC documentary family photography by Emily Weiss http://emilyweissphotography.com

Ava and Ariana roughhouse on Dad

As Mom tried to dress Ariana. Ariana decided it was the perfect opportunity to take apart her lamp - Washington, DC documentary family photography by Emily Weiss http://emilyweissphotography.com

As Mom tried to dress Ariana. Ariana decided it was the perfect opportunity to take apart her lamp.

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

Mom tries to fix Ava’s hair, while she eats cereal in front of the TV

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

Ava’s favorite fairy costume

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

Mom is a local pediatric dentist!

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

A Weekend Ritual for this family is a trip to Whole Foods for breakfast and supplies for the weekend. Ava always gets her own shopping cart to fill with groceries.

Sometimes you gotta to run out your ya-yas...even if its in the frozen food aisle at Whole Foods - Washington, Dc family photography by Emily Weiss http://emilyweissphotography.com

Sometimes you gotta to run out your ya-yas…even if its in the frozen food aisle at Whole Foods

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Ava enjoying her breakfast, and the ability to feed herself.

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

A trip in the car is not complete without singing and dancing along to the tunes

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

Ava and Ariana have the greatest swing-set in their yard that provides hours of fun

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

Look at her pinkie toe…you can see how swinging makes her so happy!

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

I loved how Dad always gave his girls his full attention, no matter what, no matter where. Pure love.

Washington DC Family Photogrpahy

Mom gives Ariana one last snuggle as she tucks her in for her afternoon nap.