Few jobs look cooler on a business card than "Official White House Photographer." But that's precisely the job of Pete Souza, the man who's spent the last eight years documenting Barack Obama's two terms in The Oval Office.


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"When you add up (the president's) day, and all the things that I photograph, I take a lot of pictures," said the photographer in a short interview for BBC Newsnight. "Someone in my office who monitors this said that I'll probably end up taking, at the end of eight years, two million photographs."

Souza, who was also Ronald Reagan's official photographer from 1983 to 1989, actually took his first pictures of Obama back in 2005. “He’s walking around Red Square, he’s on a sidewalk, and nobody knows who he is," said the photographer. Just four years later however, Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States.

Take a look at some of Souza's amazing pictures below. You can find more on the Official White House Flickr account. (h/t: PetaPixel)

#3 A Young Boy Reaches Up To Compare The President's Hair To His Own

A Young Boy Reaches Up To Compare The President's Hair To His Own

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Paula Lovell 1 year ago

The boy did not ask to touch Obama's hair. He asked "Is your hair like mine?" to which Obama bent down and said "Touch it dude!"

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#6 President Barack Obama Kisses First Lady Michelle Obama For The "Kiss Cam"

President Barack Obama Kisses First Lady Michelle Obama For The "Kiss Cam"

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Chuck Clemens 1 year ago

Note the agent in the background with the sullen face. The gold pin on his jacket lapel means he has a gun.

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#8 Barack Obama Crawling With Ella Rhodes

Barack Obama Crawling With Ella Rhodes

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Elizabeth 1 year ago

Interacting with babies and toddlers always centers me too, Mr. President.

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#9 Playing With Bo

Playing With Bo

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Manu Iamundo 1 year ago

I see a panda face in the dog's paw ????

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#10 Family Portrait In The Oval Office

Family Portrait In The Oval Office

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Eleonora Sanni 1 year ago

I love how they are all holding hands, so sweet

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#13 President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama Share A Private Moment

President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama Share A Private Moment

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Joan OConnor 1 year ago

Love it that he gives her his jacket to wear. Good husband.

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#14 One-Year-Old Lincoln Rose Smith Learns To Walk

One-Year-Old Lincoln Rose Smith Learns To Walk

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Ericka Reuteler 1 year ago

Loving all of the cute babies.

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#15 Skeptical Infants Peer At The POTUS Through A Window

Skeptical Infants Peer At The POTUS Through A Window

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Meredith McCann 1 year ago

Skeptical infants, new band name, I call it.

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#19 On A Cold Day, The President Races Down The Colonnade With Denis McDonough's Children

On A Cold Day, The President Races Down The Colonnade With Denis McDonough's Children

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Joan OConnor 1 year ago

You can see how comfortable he is with kids; he's a great dad.

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