Archive for December 30th, 2015


Photo of the Year: October

(1) Pete Souza: “The President was playing golf at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif. As he was finishing his round, he began to shake hands with guests waiting for a wedding ceremony about to begin. The bride and groom were waiting inside but when they looked out the window and saw the President, they decided to make their way outside. I made a grab shot as the bride, Stephanie Tobe, and her soon-to-be husband, Brian Tobe, came running to greet the President.”

(2) Vice President Joe Biden, Dr Jill Biden and President Obama walk towards the Oval Office after Biden announced that he won’t seek the presidency in 2016 (Photo by Mike Theiler)

(3) President Obama hugs a young girl as he greets family members and coworkers of fallen firefighters during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

(4) “The Bear needs his space. @POTUS gestures for the press to move along during his walk back to the White House” (Photo by Doug Mills

(5) President Obama meets with Vice President Biden in the Oval Office prior to the Vice President announcing that he will not be a candidate in the 2016 presidential campaign (Photo by Pete Souza)

(6) President Obama visits with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, in the Oval Office. Ella is in costume for the White House Halloween celebration event (Photo by Pete Souza)

(7) First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden react after Prince Harry of Wales hands the First Lady a ball that came to him while watching a wheelchair basketball game in the field house at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

(8) The President and First Lady react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

(9) President Obama talks with 14-year-old Ahmed ‘Clock Boy’ Mohamed during Astronomy Night on the South Lawn after inviting him to the event at the White House. Mohamed was handcuffed and questioned by police when he brought a homemade clock to class at MacArthur High School in Irving, TX, and officials mistook it for a bomb (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

(10) The President greets families of firefighters during the reading of names at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.” (Photo by Pete Souza)



Pete Souza’s Photos of the Year

See all the captions and lots more photos here

They. Are. Stunning!




Photo of the Year: September

(1) President Obama and the First Lady wait on the North Portico for the arrival of President Xi and Madame Peng (Photo by Pete Souza)

(2) Pope Francis laughs with President Obama on his arrival at Andrews (Photo by Doug Mills)

(3) President Obama joins children during a cultural performance at Dillingham Middle School, Dillingham, Alaska (Photo by Doug Mills)

(4) Greeting a young girl at the Snow City Cafe, Anchorage, Alaska (Photo by Pete Souza)

(5) President Obama looks at a display outside the office of Amb. Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York. The display refers to a campaign launched by Amb. Power that raises awareness and highlights cases of twenty women political prisoners and other prisoners of concern from around the world, and calls for their release (Photo by Pete Souza)

(6) President Obama looks from his boat at Bear Glacer during his tour of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska (Photo by Doug Mills)

(7) President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry talk with President Vladimir Putin of Russia after a bilateral meeting at the United Nations in New York (Photo by Pete Souza)

(8) President Obama kisses Wynetta Beamer, grandmother of SPC Heidi Sanders, directly behind the President, during a greet with wounded warriors and their families during their tour of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

(9) Bear and Barack

(10) President Obama meets 4-year-old Malik Hall during departure photos with Malik’s uncle, Maurice Owens, center, in the Oval Office (Photo by Pete Souza)

(11) Meeting a young resident at the N & N Market, Alaska (Photo by Pete Souza)

(12) President Obama greets Alya Dorelien Bitar, the one-year-old daughter of Maher Bitar, the outgoing National Security Council Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs, and his wife, Astrid Dorelien, during a family photo in the Oval Office (Photo by Pete Souza)

(13) Pope Francis meets Bo and Sunny (Photo by Pete Souza)


(September was so impossible to narrow down, you have 13 choices in your top 10 😕 )



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