On the blog where he published these photos, he wrote “As always, the editing for this project is both subjective and personal. Yes, there are some historic moments included but mostly I was looking for behind-the-scenes moments that give people a more personal look at the President and First Lady.”

Here is how Souza clicked and explained these photos.

“The President was about to welcome local children for Halloween trick-or-treating when he ran into Superman Walker Earnest, son of Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in the Ground Floor Corridor of the White House. ‘Flex those muscles,’ he said to Walker.”


Here is how Souza clicked and explained these photos.

Feb. 16, 2016: “President Obama reacts as his putt falls just short during an impromptu hole of golf with staffers Joe Paulsen, left, and Marvin Nicholson after the U.S.-ASEAN Summit at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

Feb. 23, 2016: “This photograph evokes the President in deep thought, which is not always an easy mood to convey. He was prepping with his national security staff before a teleconference with European leaders.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

March 16, 2016: “It just happened spontaneously one afternoon as the President began dancing in the Outer Oval with Personal Aide Ferial Govashiri. As I recall, he was helping her practice for her upcoming wedding.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

April 22, 2016: “Originally it was unclear whether I would be permitted to photograph the President meeting Prince George. But the night before, our advance team called and said they had gotten word from Kensington Palace that they would allow me access to make candid photographs during their visit. Afterwards, this photograph garnered the most attention but at the time all I could think was how the table at right was hindering my ability to be at the optimum angle for this moment.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

June 4, 2016: “The Vice President chases children and members of the press with a super soaker during the 2016 Biden Beach Boardwalk Bash held at the Naval Observatory Residence in Washington, D.C.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

June 22, 2016: “The great thing about children is you just don’t know what they will do in the presence of the President. So when David Axelrod stopped by the Oval Office with one of his sons’ family, Axe’s granddaughter, Maelin, crawled onto the Vice President’s seat while the President continued his conversation with the adults. Then at one point, Maelin glanced over just as the President was looking back at her.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

Aug. 4, 2016: “With some staff watching in the background, President Obama blows out candles after the Vice President surprised him with some birthday cupcakes.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

Sept. 12, 2016: “The First Lady goes shopping at a CVS Pharmacy in preparation for life after the White House during a segment taping for the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, Calif.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

Nov. 24, 2016: “President Obama leads a prayer before hosting Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends on the State Floor of the White House.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

Nov. 10, 2016: “Two days after the election, the President meets with President-elect Donald Trump.”


End Of An Era: Last Photos Of Obama's Presidency From Official Photographer

Heart-warming? Hell yeah!


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