President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share a private moment in a freight elevator at an Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.


  • ritchiritche 6y

    bonjour je suis congolais je suis un grand fan du président obama et je le trouve tres humble comme président je vous encourrage Mr le prédent ainsi que votre épouse que se travail ne vous change pas big kiss votre admirateur
  • AL3_ssandra 6y

    Tooooooo cute!!! :)
  • jules.smeenk 6y

    It's chilly there, look at the coat he gave her.
  • sbowers805 6y

    beautiful just the way it should be
  • redcactusflower 6y

    This picture is precious - but how awkward to have all your "private moments" surrounded by security detail
  • alex 6y

    very sweet :)
  • deb90566 6y

    The Obamas don't like each other much...do they? ;-)
  • Gðmolka 6y

    not that private since there is a dude with a camera...
  • halsey-lawn 6y

    *cutest white house couple by far

    What a cool picture. I don't always agree with everything he does, but he is just what this country needed as far an example and a leader.
  • André Mouling 6y

    President Obama, his lovely first lady Michelle and their lovely daughters Malia and Sasha are the heart and the soul of American policy !
  • anupama kinagi 6y

  • Garry 6y

    a really great phot - I like how everyone is very politely looking the other way!
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
  • Davae1 6y

    Cool photo.... It's so awesome to see how much they love each other ..
  • mariannegreg 6y

    Is that as private as it gets for them?
  • erica_photog 6y

    Those Secret Service men all look good too!
  • D.a.r.b.y. 5y

    wow. so sweet. I love how he lets us see how much he loves her. And yeah, the last guy taking a peek is hilarious.
  • البصراوي 5y

    private obama side , like it thump up!
  • Dino Silvestri 5y

    LMAO the guy to the back corner looks like he thinks he should not be creepin , but he knows he is.
  • Alejandra H. Covarrubias 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called **Social Documentary Photography & events** (Post 1 Award 5) , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    You are invited to add this superb documentary picture to:
    Social Documentary Photography

529 faves
Taken on April 27, 2009
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 1 album
This photo is in 10 galleries



Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context