Pete Souza

Pete Souza @petesouza

TBD. Former Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama. Love my wife & two kids. Fan of Red Sox, Springsteen and Brandi Carlile.

http://www.petesouza.com/

Again Today, as you see in my new profile I am a fan of singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. Brandi has also become a good friend in the past eight years and she and the band played at my wedding in 2013. If you're not familiar with her music, I urge you to check her out. Her album, The Firewatcher's Daughter, garnered her first Grammy nomination last year. Her landmark album, The Story, will be re-released on its ten year anniversary with major artists doing covers of all the songs. This photo of Brandi with her daughter Evangeline was taken backstage after a concert at Wolf Trap. @brandicarlile

As noted in my new profile, I am a fan of the Boston Red Sox. I attended my first game at Fenway when I was 7 years old. When I was in college at Boston University, I skipped class a couple of times when there was a rare weekday game. For $1.25, we could sit in the bleachers. Still, we could never quite win the World Series. Then this guy came along. So here's a late shout out to Big Papi, who helped us win three World Series and who was the voice for the city of Boston after the marathon bombing in 2013.

People are asking me if I'm going to retire. The simple answer: no way. This guy above is 67, does four hour shows, and surfs the crowd. Surely I can still run around and take pictures. Thanks Bruce for many things...including your work ethic. @springsteen (Since some have asked, this photo was taken at the Verizon Center in 2016).

I like these drapes better than the new ones. Don't you think?

Farewell.

President Obama waves from the steps of Executive One helicopter following the inauguration of Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol.

Another view of President Obama leaving the Oval Office for the last time this morning (taken with remote camera).

President Obama leaves the Oval Office this morning for the last time. What a great experience I've had the past eight years. Every photo I've posted to this account has been archived and locked at @petesouza44. This account (@petesouza) will now be my personal account so I hope you will continue to follow me. I expect to be very active on Instagram although I may not post that much initially as I try to take a little break, sleep late, do whatever my wife wants me to do, go the gym every day, see some concerts, watch some movies, read some books, drink some wine....you get idea.