Dear President Obama,
Thank you for introducing us to Pete Souza.
Of course Mr. Souza has been capturing both important and candid life moments for years. But, to put it plainly, I simply was unaware. While Chicago is my favorite city, I don’t receive the Chicago Tribue. I also was too young to remember Reagan as president, so Mr. Souza’s first presidential appointment as White House photographer was discovered much, much later.
I guess partial gratitude for both of you meeting should go to Jeff Zeleny. For agreeing to let him continue lurking in the corner to capture many great, real moments—I thank you.
I hear Mr. Souza took over 2 million photos of you while you were in office. You’re lucky you didn’t have to pay for all that film development like Reagan did, that would be a pretty Lincoln!
The following are a few of my favorite photos of you at work:
The following I read is one of your favorites, so I figured I would include it here. It’s your tribute after all!
Although this is day 6 of my 100 days of thanks, I humbly suggest you want to take a walk down memory lane by looking at your first 100 days in office. It’s incredible what he captured along this journey. I am so glad a book was made available (and I look forward to part two and three!); it’s one of those coffee table books one will actually open and read.
xo | Danielle
photos | Pete Souza unless otherwise noted