President Obama’s photographer
Pete Souza recently shared his eighth and final photo’s of the POTUS and the First Family.
It’s hard to imagine that in a little over a week, the President and his family will no longer live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. We’re truly going to miss the Obama’s. But with intimate images like these shot by Pete Souza, we’ll always remember our beloved 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, the history making Commander and Chief who stood for hope and change. And he made it happen.
Here are a few of our favorites:
March 10, 2016 “What an honor to watch these girls grow up. Malia, foreground, and Sasha were both invited guests for the State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. Following the actual sit-down dinner in the East Room, they made their way down the Great Hall to the State Dining Room for the musical entertainment.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
March 18, 2016 “I spend a lot of time every year in the Situation Room, which is not my favorite room to work in because it’s so difficult to move around. Here the President convenes a National Security Council meeting.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
April 14, 2016 “The President is always asking staff to bring their babies and young kids by for a visit. Here, during a break between meetings one afternoon, the President crawled around in the Oval Office with Communications Director Jen Psaki’s daughter Vivi.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Sept. 14, 2016 “The Obama family tours the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Sept. 24, 2016 “Following the official opening of the African American Museum, the Bonner family wanted to have their picture taken with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. President Bush took the Bonner’s family smart phone and looking around for someone to snap the picture tapped President Obama on the shoulder and asked him to do the honors. The Bonner Family are fourth generation descendants of Elijah B. Odom, a young slave who escaped to freedom. The Bushes were instrumental in the creation of the museum, with Laura Bush serving on the board of directors.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
“The beautiful light on the First Lady made this picture above the ordinary. She was participating in a roundtable discussion with Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Freida Pinto and students, in support of the Let Girls Learn initiative, at a high school in Unification Town, Liberia.” (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Oct. 14, 2016 “My favorite months in the Oval Office are late fall to early winter when occasionally the afternoon light will be at just the right angle to create some interesting backlight if the President is working at the Resolute Desk.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Click for more Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs.