For more than 40 years, the White House has opened its doors and welcomed visitors from across the country to tour the grounds and gardens. This year, we invited photo enthusiasts who follow the White House on Instagram to join us for the first ever White House InstaMeet.
During the visit, the Instagramers toured the South Lawn and Kitchen Garden, met White House Grounds Superintendent Dale Haney, Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, Deputy Director of Let’s Move! Elyse Cohen, and were surprised by the two, four-legged members of the Obama Family, Bo and Sunny.
Later, the group stopped by Eisenhower Executive Office Building where they had the chance to sit down with Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza. Pete spent time talking through some of his photos and answered questions about what it takes to capture a great photo.
Browse even more photos on Instagram with the hashtag #WHInstaMeet.