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Calling all young chefs! The 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is here! The First Lady is inviting kids across the countr...
02/26/2016
Calling all young chefs! The 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is here! The First Lady is inviting kids across the country to create healthy, affordable – and of course, delicious – recipes for a chance to attend this year’s #KidsStateDi…

Calling all young chefs! The 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is here! The First Lady is inviting kids across the country to create healthy, affordable – and of course, delicious – recipes for a chance to attend this year’s #KidsStateDi…

Calling all young chefs! The 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is here! The First Lady is inviting kids across the country to create healthy, affordable – and of course, delicious – recipes for a chance to attend this year’s #KidsStateDinner→ go.wh.gov/KSD2016

Look! The @WhiteHouse Easter Egg Roll has a new flare to it this year thanks to Oh Joy! Learn more about this White Hous...
02/26/2016
Look! The @WhiteHouse Easter Egg Roll has a new flare to it this year thanks to Oh Joy! Learn more about this White House tradition: wh.gov/EasterEggRoll #LetsCelebrate

Look! The @WhiteHouse Easter Egg Roll has a new flare to it this year thanks to Oh Joy! Learn more about this White House tradition: wh.gov/EasterEggRoll #LetsCelebrate

Look! The @WhiteHouse Easter Egg Roll has a new flare to it this year thanks to Oh Joy! Learn more about this White House tradition: wh.gov/EasterEggRoll #LetsCelebrate

As Ray Charles said, if there’s truly something you want to do in the world, you can’t be satisfied until you do it. Tod...
02/25/2016
As Ray Charles said, if there’s truly something you want to do in the world, you can’t be satisfied until you do it. Today, the First Lady was joined by artists like @DdLovato, @AndraDayMusic and @JussieSmollett to pay tribute to the life…

As Ray Charles said, if there’s truly something you want to do in the world, you can’t be satisfied until you do it. Today, the First Lady was joined by artists like @DdLovato, @AndraDayMusic and @JussieSmollett to pay tribute to the life…

As Ray Charles said, if there’s truly something you want to do in the world, you can’t be satisfied until you do it. Today, the First Lady was joined by artists like @DdLovato, @AndraDayMusic and @JussieSmollett to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Ray Charles. #BlackHistoryMonth

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The ever-adorable Sunny & Bo admiring the Christmas decor (2015)
02/19/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: The ever-adorable Sunny & Bo admiring the Christmas decor (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The ever-adorable Sunny & Bo admiring the Christmas decor (2015)

Looks like some of our helpers are resting on the job! Since this is the room the President walks through every morning to get to the Oval Office, we wanted to make sure it was festive, warm and sophisticated. The design and floral shop teams did such a great job that it is easily one of my favorite

First Lady Michelle Greets the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Show Choir
02/19/2016
First Lady Michelle Greets the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Show Choir

First Lady Michelle Greets the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Show Choir

Just look at the happiness on these kids’ faces! This is the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Show Choir who performed at one of our holiday receptions. We invite all types of choirs from across America to come perform during the holiday season. Their excitement was infectious - as you can see

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Snowmen in the East Garden of the White House (2015)
02/19/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: Snowmen in the East Garden of the White House (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Snowmen in the East Garden of the White House (2015)

Look at these snowmen chillin’ in the East Garden – I have to admit I’ve grown quite fond of each and every one of them. There are 56 snowmen to represent each US state and territory. Not to mention, they get a front row seat to beautiful sunsets! ⛄️ –Deesha Dyer, White House Social Secretary. Tod

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The White House Social Office team poses with a giant nutcracker (2015)
02/18/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: The White House Social Office team poses with a giant nutcracker (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The White House Social Office team poses with a giant nutcracker (2015)

It’s been fun hanging out with you today but I have to get ready for another busy week of welcoming thousands of visitors. Before I do, I want to introduce you to the fabulous Social Office team, who as you can see try to have a little fun between events. There are so many people who make the magic

Ready. Set. Roll! The President and the First Lady are getting ready to celebrate the 138th annual @WhiteHouse Easter Eg...
02/17/2016
Ready. Set. Roll! The President and the First Lady are getting ready to celebrate the 138th annual @WhiteHouse Easter Egg Roll. Sign up for a chance to attend→ wh.gov/EasterEggRoll. #LetsCelebrate

Ready. Set. Roll! The President and the First Lady are getting ready to celebrate the 138th annual @WhiteHouse Easter Egg Roll. Sign up for a chance to attend→ wh.gov/EasterEggRoll. #LetsCelebrate

Ready. Set. Roll! The President and the First Lady are getting ready to celebrate the 138th annual @WhiteHouse Easter Egg Roll. Sign up for a chance to attend→ wh.gov/EasterEggRoll. #LetsCelebrate

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Cilicia, a Navy wife, helps decorate the White House (2015)
02/16/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: Cilicia, a Navy wife, helps decorate the White House (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Cilicia, a Navy wife, helps decorate the White House (2015)

Hi everyone! My name is Cilicia and I'm a Navy spouse whose husband is currently stationed in Virginia. While being a part of a military family means frequent moves, holiday activities always help each new place feel like home. This year I had the absolute pleasure of lending a hand to decorate

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The White House Gold Star Tree bears the names of fallen service members (2015)
02/16/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: The White House Gold Star Tree bears the names of fallen service members (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The White House Gold Star Tree bears the names of fallen service members (2015)

This tree bears gold star ornaments with the names of fallen service members. Our servicemembers are near to our hearts and never forgotten. – Cilicia. Along with 88 of her fellow volunteers, Cilicia helped deck the halls of the @WhiteHouse this holiday season. #WHHolidays #12DaysOfTakeovers

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Volunteers climb a ladder to decorate the White House Christmas tree (2015)
02/15/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: Volunteers climb a ladder to decorate the White House Christmas tree (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Volunteers climb a ladder to decorate the White House Christmas tree (2015)

This dynamic duo was NOT afraid of heights as they put the finishing touches on this patriotic tree in the Blue Room in the @WhiteHouse. The tree, hailing from Lehighton, PA, is dedicated to servicemembers, veterans and their families. The ribbon is covered with holiday greetings for our troops serv

#ChristmasThruTheYears: First Lady Michelle looking great in green! (2015)
02/14/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: First Lady Michelle looking great in green! (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: First Lady Michelle looking great in green! (2015)

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d have the opportunity to introduce the First Lady! I was nervous but also proud to represent the military community and share my story with others. And my cute kiddos were almost as excited as I was! –Cilicia, a military spouse and mother of 3 who had a hand

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Navy couple Cilicia & Jaime take a selfie after helping decorate the White House for Christmas
02/14/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: Navy couple Cilicia & Jaime take a selfie after helping decorate the White House for Christmas

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Navy couple Cilicia & Jaime take a selfie after helping decorate the White House for Christmas

Yay! The hard work is over and my Navy hubby, Jaime, and I get to enjoy the beautifully decorated White House! Everyone we met was so gracious. It’s impossible to leave this place and not be in the holiday spirit. I hope you enjoyed my view of #WHHolidays. Wishing you and your families the best this

Amanda Lucidon, Official White House Photographer, Meets First Lady Michelle Obama
02/13/2016
Amanda Lucidon, Official White House Photographer, Meets First Lady Michelle Obama

Amanda Lucidon, Official White House Photographer, Meets First Lady Michelle Obama

Hi all! I'm Amanda Lucidon, Official White House Photographer. I've been photographing the lives of the President and First Lady since 2013. In this picture, my colleague Chuck Kennedy captured the first time I met First Lady Michelle Obama. I am very fortunate to be part of an amazing tea

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Michelle, Sunny, and Bo visit the horses delivering the Christmas Tree (2015)
02/13/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: Michelle, Sunny, and Bo visit the horses delivering the Christmas Tree (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Michelle, Sunny, and Bo visit the horses delivering the Christmas Tree (2015)

The Christmas tree arrives the day after Thanksgiving, marking the start of holiday decorating. I was at work early photographing the preparations, when the First Lady unexpectedly came outside to see the horses with Bo and Sunny. I really enjoy capturing unpredictable moments like this. —Amanda

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Volunteers transform the White House for Christmas
02/13/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: Volunteers transform the White House for Christmas

#ChristmasThruTheYears: Volunteers transform the White House for Christmas

Volunteers spend several busy days transforming the White House for the holidays. As official photographers, we have the privilege of seeing it all come together. It’s fun to wander around the White House with your camera because you never know what you'll see...perhaps a Christmas tree made of

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The First Lady takes delivers Christmas presents to military kids with @ToysForTots_USA
02/12/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: The First Lady takes delivers Christmas presents to military kids with @ToysForTots_USA

#ChristmasThruTheYears: The First Lady takes delivers Christmas presents to military kids with @ToysForTots_USA

During the holiday season, the First Family takes the time to participate in service projects and highlights the work of charitable organizations. In this photo, the First Lady visited Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling to drop off gifts with Toys for Tots. –Amanda Lucidon, @WhiteHouse photographer.

First Lady Michelle Obama Waves to Attendees at the Kennedy Center Honors
02/12/2016
First Lady Michelle Obama Waves to Attendees at the Kennedy Center Honors

First Lady Michelle Obama Waves to Attendees at the Kennedy Center Honors

The month of December is filled with events and holiday celebrations. I am always looking for a new way to photograph familiar events. I took this photo from the Presidential box at the Kennedy Center. The First Lady waves to hundreds of people on the other side of the door but there are only a ha

“Mrs. Pastor invests her whole heart into her students to make a difference in their lives and guide them to a better fu...
02/11/2016
“Mrs. Pastor invests her whole heart into her students to make a difference in their lives and guide them to a better future – all while keeping a smile on her face.” —Taryn, a graduate of Flagstaff High School (AZ) and a former stude…

“Mrs. Pastor invests her whole heart into her students to make a difference in their lives and guide them to a better future – all while keeping a smile on her face.” —Taryn, a graduate of Flagstaff High School (AZ) and a former stude…

"Mrs. Pastor invests her whole heart into her students to make a difference in their lives and guide them to a better future – all while keeping a smile on her face." —Taryn, a graduate of Flagstaff High School (AZ) and a former student of Katherine Pastor, the 2016 School Counselor of the Year. Tod…

It’s #BlackHistoryMonth, and we’re celebrating today with a workshop on dance bringing African American dance icons to t...
02/10/2016
It’s #BlackHistoryMonth, and we’re celebrating today with a workshop on dance bringing African American dance icons to the @WhiteHouse to help teach young, female dance students from across Washington, D.C. Start dancing with them here in…

It’s #BlackHistoryMonth, and we’re celebrating today with a workshop on dance bringing African American dance icons to the @WhiteHouse to help teach young, female dance students from across Washington, D.C. Start dancing with them here in…

It's #BlackHistoryMonth, and we're celebrating today with a workshop on dance bringing African American dance icons to the @WhiteHouse to help teach young, female dance students from across Washington, D.C. Start dancing with them here in the State Dining Room where they're practicing African dance.…

Ballet. Hip hop. Modern dance. African dance. These students practiced hard at the @WhiteHouse before performing tonight...
02/10/2016
Ballet. Hip hop. Modern dance. African dance. These students practiced hard at the @WhiteHouse before performing tonight in the East Room. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse

Ballet. Hip hop. Modern dance. African dance. These students practiced hard at the @WhiteHouse before performing tonight in the East Room. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse

Ballet. Hip hop. Modern dance. African dance. These students practiced hard at the @WhiteHouse before performing tonight in the East Room. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse

Double tap for the 51 talented, young dancers from Washington, D.C. who came to the @WhiteHouse today to take their plac...
02/09/2016
Double tap for the 51 talented, young dancers from Washington, D.C. who came to the @WhiteHouse today to take their place on the stage. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse

Double tap for the 51 talented, young dancers from Washington, D.C. who came to the @WhiteHouse today to take their place on the stage. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse

Double tap for the 51 talented, young dancers from Washington, D.C. who came to the @WhiteHouse today to take their place on the stage. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse

We have the power to keep reaching higher and defying the odds until a black principal dancer is no longer a cause for h...
02/09/2016
We have the power to keep reaching higher and defying the odds until a black principal dancer is no longer a cause for headlines and our children are limited only by the size of their dreams and their willingness to work for them. #BlackHisto…

We have the power to keep reaching higher and defying the odds until a black principal dancer is no longer a cause for headlines and our children are limited only by the size of their dreams and their willingness to work for them. #BlackHisto…

We have the power to keep reaching higher and defying the odds until a black principal dancer is no longer a cause for headlines and our children are limited only by the size of their dreams and their willingness to work for them. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse

“One day Ms. Reykdal approached me during lunch to give me a scholarship application highlighted and annotated just for ...
02/07/2016
“One day Ms. Reykdal approached me during lunch to give me a scholarship application highlighted and annotated just for me. I sometimes think she cares too much! If she has information for a student, she will hunt them down just to give it …

“One day Ms. Reykdal approached me during lunch to give me a scholarship application highlighted and annotated just for me. I sometimes think she cares too much! If she has information for a student, she will hunt them down just to give it …

"One day Ms. Reykdal approached me during lunch to give me a scholarship application highlighted and annotated just for me. I sometimes think she cares too much! If she has information for a student, she will hunt them down just to give it to them!" – Alex, a senior at Olympia High School in Washing…

“When I was at home, I could always go to my parents for support. But when I was as school. I knew I could always go to ...
02/07/2016
“When I was at home, I could always go to my parents for support. But when I was as school. I knew I could always go to Ms. Vidal. If she was not at Creekside, I would not be the person I am today.” —Callam, a student at Creekside Eleme…

“When I was at home, I could always go to my parents for support. But when I was as school. I knew I could always go to Ms. Vidal. If she was not at Creekside, I would not be the person I am today.” —Callam, a student at Creekside Eleme…

"When I was at home, I could always go to my parents for support. But when I was as school. I knew I could always go to Ms. Vidal. If she was not at Creekside, I would not be the person I am today." —Callam, a student at Creekside Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. School counselors like Samant…

“You all are going to be the next movers and shakers. The people who are going to solve climate change, who are going to...
02/06/2016
“You all are going to be the next movers and shakers. The people who are going to solve climate change, who are going to deal with terrorism, who are going to deal with poverty and hunger. And we need you smart, ready and confident in your …

“You all are going to be the next movers and shakers. The people who are going to solve climate change, who are going to deal with terrorism, who are going to deal with poverty and hunger. And we need you smart, ready and confident in your …

“You all are going to be the next movers and shakers. The people who are going to solve climate change, who are going to deal with terrorism, who are going to deal with poverty and hunger. And we need you smart, ready and confident in your abilities.” –The First Lady to young girls on the power of a…

#ChristmasThruTheYears: First Lady Michelle continues her tradition of reading to sick kids at Christmas (2015)
01/28/2016
#ChristmasThruTheYears: First Lady Michelle continues her tradition of reading to sick kids at Christmas (2015)

#ChristmasThruTheYears: First Lady Michelle continues her tradition of reading to sick kids at Christmas (2015)

Every year the First Lady spreads holiday cheer by visiting patients at Children's National Medical Center. She reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to children and answers the most popular question: "What are you getting the President for Christmas?" (Hint: It’s very #Le

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