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President Obama and Family Depart Hawaii


EDIT: Here’s a brief clip I threw together of the First Family’s departure:

President Obama and family board Air Force One from Dallas White on Vimeo.

I was honored to be asked by PACAF to return to Hickam AFB to photograph the Obama family’s departure back to Washington DC. Again, the lighting situation was difficult to work with, and this time my focus also failed me, but here are my photographs from the event (There’s always next year, right??):

Beautiful evening sky above Hangar 5.

The First Dog, Bo, board the plane.

Air Force One

Apparently there was a lot of shopping at Tori Richard!

Lining up the stairway.

The motorcade arrives on base.

The President and family pull up to the stairway to be greeted by military officials.

I really loved Michelle Obama's skirt!

Sasha and Malia board the plane while their parents finish saying their goodbyes.

My focus somehow failed during these shots...I still don't understand what happened.

Caught someone else's flash which gave me some nice color, but the focus is still off.

Pete Souza, official White House Photographer, boards last.

Discouraged with my blurry shots, I started getting artsy.

Aloha, Mr. President!

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