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)

#1 Barack Obama And Ella Rhodes, Daughter Of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes

Barack Obama And Ella Rhodes, Daughter Of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes

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Kim Rennie 5 months ago

So cute xx

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#2 President Barack Obama Fist-Bumps Custodian Lawrence Lipscomb

President Barack Obama Fist-Bumps Custodian Lawrence Lipscomb

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Alexander Mannsfeld 5 months ago

Respect is everything!

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#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 5 months 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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#4 President Obama Delivers A Colorful Farewell As He Leaves Jamaica

President Obama Delivers A Colorful Farewell As He Leaves Jamaica

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unhappy meal 5 months ago

nice shot!

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#5 President Barack Obama Jokingly Puts His Toe On The Scale As Trip Director Marvin Nicholson Weighs Himself

President Barack Obama Jokingly Puts His Toe On The Scale As Trip Director Marvin Nicholson Weighs Himself

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jetmastergames 5 months ago

and after him America's going to have Trump??

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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 5 months 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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#7 President Barack Obama With First Lady Michelle Obama Meets Prince George

President Barack Obama With First Lady Michelle Obama Meets Prince George

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Mary Frank 5 months ago

Prince George is so adorable.

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#8 Barack Obama Crawling With Ella Rhodes

Barack Obama Crawling With Ella Rhodes

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Elizabeth 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

I love how they are all holding hands, so sweet

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#11 The President Shows His Fun Side, Playing The Villain To A Three-Year-Old Spider-Man

The President Shows His Fun Side, Playing The Villain To A Three-Year-Old Spider-Man

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#12 President Barack Obama Holds Six-Month-Old Talia Neufeld, Daughter Of Departing Staff Member Adam Neufeld

President Barack Obama Holds Six-Month-Old Talia Neufeld, Daughter Of Departing Staff Member Adam Neufeld

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Claire Leonard 5 months ago

He is a beautiful human being.

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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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

Skeptical infants, new band name, I call it.

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#16 President Barack Obama Shares A Pizza Dinner With Individuals Who Wrote Letters To Him, At The Wazee Supper Club In Denver, Colo

President Barack Obama Shares A Pizza Dinner With Individuals Who Wrote Letters To Him, At The Wazee Supper Club In Denver, Colo

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Susie Martinez 5 months ago

I would love to have pizza with the President.......:)

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#17 The President Let Out A big Laugh As He Was Being Briefed By The Producers And Mr. Fallon On The 'Slow Jam The News' Segment

The President Let Out A big Laugh As He Was Being Briefed By The Producers And Mr. Fallon On The 'Slow Jam The News' Segment

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Adriana Ciaralli Parenzi 5 months ago

I've always loved him and his family

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#18 The President Tosses Around The Ball Before A Meeting In The Oval Office

The President Tosses Around The Ball Before A Meeting In The Oval Office

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Asta Silvennoinen 5 months ago

A stress toy.

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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 5 months ago

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

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#20 President Barack Obama Eats A Peach Following A Town Hall Meeting At Kroger's Supermarket

President Barack Obama Eats A Peach Following A Town Hall Meeting At Kroger's Supermarket

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Krizbai Annamária 5 months ago

His name Barack means peach in hungarian :-D

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