Jan. 23, 2009 "The President was about to answer the phone when I noticed how the sun light streaming through the window illuminated his hand."

Jan. 23, 2009
"The President was about to answer the phone when I noticed how the sun light streaming through the window illuminated his hand."

Jan. 23, 2009 “The President meets with his national security and intelligence team in the Situation Room of the White House for the first time.”

Jan. 23, 2009
“The President meets with his national security and intelligence team in the Situation Room of the White House for the first time.”

Jan. 21, 2009 “This was his first morning in the Oval Office as President of the United States. He was reading some briefing material before a meeting.”

Jan. 21, 2009
“This was his first morning in the Oval Office as President of the United States. He was reading some briefing material before a meeting.”

Jan. 20, 2009 “We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look.”

Jan. 20, 2009
“We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look.”

Jan. 20, 2009 “President-elect Barack Obama was about to walk out to take the oath of office. Backstage at the U.S. Capitol, he took one last look at his appearance in the mirror.”

Jan. 20, 2009
“President-elect Barack Obama was about to walk out to take the oath of office. Backstage at the U.S. Capitol, he took one last look at his appearance in the mirror.”

Feb. 2, 2009 “White House valets had moved the sofas in the Oval Office to accommodate the large number of press photographers that were covering the President’s meeting with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. When the photo-op ended, the President said to Gov. Douglas, ‘let’s move the sofas back in place.’ Gov. Douglas didn’t quite know what to do as the President did the heavy lifting. The valets now good-naturedly cringe when they look at this picture because it was their responsibility to move the sofas back in place.”

Feb. 2, 2009
“White House valets had moved the sofas in the Oval Office to accommodate the large number of press photographers that were covering the President’s meeting with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. When the photo-op ended, the President said to Gov. Douglas, ‘let’s move the sofas back in place.’ Gov. Douglas didn’t quite know what to do as the President did the heavy lifting. The valets now good-naturedly cringe when they look at this picture because it was their responsibility to move the sofas back in place.”