From throwback photos of the President and First Family to R2-D2 grooving with POTUS and FLOTUS, join us as we take a look back at our year on Instagram by clicking the link in the bio or at #YearInReview

Finished the final edit for my Year in Photos. There will be several new photographs, not previously posted. For this situation, the President was sitting for just a few minutes talking to a couple of aides. I tried a few frames focused on his legs and a few focused on the Resolute desk. In editing, I chose the latter for this gallery. We are hoping to post the full Year in Photographs tomorrow.

“My approach to my Instagram feed continues to be all square photos are taken with an iPhone, and full-frame horizontals and verticals are taken with a DSLR (usually a Canon 5DMark3, but I’ve also posted some from Sony, Nikon and Leica cameras). Many followers have also asked if I post the photographs and captions myself. Yes, I do — and I try to read as many of your comments as I can and answer your questions.” —@PeteSouza in his “Behind The Lens: My Year on Instagram 2015.” See more at

Too many choices for the Year in Photos. My preference is to keep it to less than 100 photographs for the year. Right now, the ones marked pink here are not going to make the cut. Stay tuned.

From behind-the-scenes photos on Air Force One to Bo and Sunny close-ups, check out Chief Official White House Photographer @PeteSouza’s 2015 Year on Instagram at

More choices for the Year in Photos. Two similar photos taken at same angle with same lens. Top: the President listens during an April meeting with his legislative staff. Bottom: the President listens to a prayer during a phone call with pastors on his birthday, August 4. Top, bottom, neither or both?

President Obama Speaks to Troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii

On Christmas Day, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited servicemembers and military families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and thanked them for their dedication and sacrifices. December 25, 2015.

Still editing for my Year In Photos. When Prime Minister Abe visited last April, the President decided to show him the Lincoln Memorial. So I asked the President if I could ride with them (along with an interpreter) in the Beast. So I have two photographs to consider for my final edit: the one of them looking out towards the Washington Monument from the top steps of the Memorial or the one of them during the ride there. What’s your choice: top or bottom?

Merry Christmas!

Good morning from Oahu. Mele Kalikimaka to all my friends on Instagram!