Family photo
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
December 15th, 2011
12:37 PM ET

Family photo


Today the White House released an updated family portrait.    The Obama's got all dressed up on December 11, went to church and then posed in the Oval Office for Pete Souza the official White House photographer.

Topics: The Family • The Visuals

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  1. NRC

    I am a republican and don't care too much for his policies and decisions. But I think he is a great example of a husband and father, the type of man that is committed to taking care of what he cares about most. Great looking family picture!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      This is a Perfect Example of why you cannot Trust what you hear or what you SEE!

      They (Mom and Dad) want your TAXES and they (Mom and Dad) want to Control You!

      Ask the UNIONS!

      December 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
      • Iamnotfooled

        We will never have a Free World with people like you in it.

        December 16, 2011 at 4:26 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to

        Barack Obama Senior (British Subject and to this British Subject's Children including Barack)
        Mr Sotero (Adopted Father of Barry (aka Barack) and not an American Citizen)
        and to
        all those that want to eliminate the Little and Big Satan's!

        God Loves every one of you and has Forgiven YOU!

        December 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  2. Victoria AvgAm54


    December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  3. S.Positive

    Thank God and continue to bless the Obamas

    December 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      In a couple of days,

      BHO will understand the position he is in.

      His Commie Advisors will not understand.

      Iran pushed BHO's nose into the rug and said do not pee here,
      spanking his butt and kicking BHO out the door,,,
      (for you guys in the Commie Utopia, this means Christmas may come early while BHO is in Pearl Harbour)

      BHO may have a real Christian Conversion and throw his Pastor of 20 years, under the bus.
      Ooops, he did that all ready!

      Maybe Farrakan will explain it to him.
      Qadaffi Can't,
      Iraq's Dictator Can't.

      You know,,, I am just sayin'

      December 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  4. Jilli

    A beautiful photo. The Obama's are excellent role models

    December 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      You say,,, "They are a great example of good family values."

      Yes to, Abortions, Public Schools for all the OTHER Children, Two Jets (paid for by the Tax Payers) for each Vacation (both ways)... Golfing while Focused on Jobs but NO JOBS except for the Unions,

      I am sick and tired of eating the "Cake on the sides of the Oven"....

      Check it out,,,, when she said "let them eat cake" she did not mean Brownies, Angle Food, White, or Chocolate Cake.

      She meant that they eat the BURNT drippings on the Grill, Stove,Oven, Pit, Side-o-the-Pan, etc.!

      She lost her head in France!

      December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
      • Iamnotfooled

        All lies from one jealous angry person. The Obama's make the perfect picture of family values and you can't stand it. They look so good in the Oval Office. Keep up the good work Obama Family and Merry Christmas.

        December 16, 2011 at 4:04 am |
      • Jules

        Really – and you call yourself FreeWorld?

        December 16, 2011 at 11:43 am |
      • jean2009

        Actually Marie Antoinette probably never said "Let them eat cake." it was probably propaganda to help bring down the monarchy. Marie Antoinette was Austrian not French and that made her and easy target for revolutionaries.
        Obvious you weren't paying attention when Bush and family were in the White House...if you lost house, mortgage, wallet....etc., and no you are not paying more in taxes.....
        Whatever it is you want to blame it is not because of this president.
        Thanks for union workers they are the reason this country is great.
        Obama-Biden 2012

        December 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        I meant Partial-Birth Abortions,,,,

        What a lovely way to celebrate Life!

        Look up BHO's record,,,

        ANYBODY BUTT OBAMA! 2012!!!!

        December 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
      • catmom

        Oh for goodness sakes dude, get a grip. President Obama is not responsible for your miserable life. Herman Cain the once Republican flavor of the month says you are. You know, it takes a lot of energy to be as angry, hateful and mean spirited as you are. It is one thing to dislike the President but your dislike for President Obama seems out of control. At any rate it makes you seem like a bitter, jealous, hateful, intolerant , sad person. I really feel sorry for you.

        December 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      The most dangerous place for a Black Baby,,,
      is in their Mother's Womb...

      Abortion is the Killing of a Person's Life.

      Go back to the Notre Dame speach of Derr President and see his Agreement!

      Merry Christmas to all the Babies!

      ABO! Anybody But Obama 2012!

      December 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        I am just saying if the President's Daughters make a mistake!

        No need to punish them with a Human Life!

        He has great Family Morals! NOT!

        Look it up!

        ABO = Anybody but Obama, 2012!!!

        And to all a good night!

        December 17, 2011 at 12:09 am |
      • Iamnotfooled

        You are an ignorant racist. Do you really believe only blacks have abortions?

        December 17, 2011 at 4:43 am |
      • 1FreeWorld


        December 17, 2011 at 7:55 am |
  5. JOHN

    great picture

    December 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  6. jerry

    barff...barff...and more barff. Almost as slick as willie clinton....looks good, talks good, but oh my what a mess we have!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • MaryM

      lol jealous jerry?

      December 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • Ken

      Normally, i don't comment on things like these. Jerry, this is for you, if Obama is a mess now what George Bush, that left him a stupid economy, two unnecessary wars. Hope you're not jealous of him lol.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • sara

      Was that the "WMD" guy? Just saying. I love my President and he have a beautiful family. Granny too!

      December 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      The last time I saw SMILES like that,,,

      I lost my Wallet,,,
      I lost my Mortgage Payment and my Home,,,
      I had to Pay MORE Taxes,,,

      They are such Con (Confidence) Folks,,,,

      May all the Black Folks watch:

      They may want to sucker you in!

      December 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        All the Union Members need to see this one also,,,

        Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Municipal Employees, etc.,,,,

        Red, or Yellow, Black or White!

        Need Tyranny? Join the Unions,,,

        Need Freedom? Vote against Commie-leaning DemocRATS!

        God Bless You All!!!

        December 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
    • jean2009

      The mess had been created before President Obama and his lovely family graced the door of the White House.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
      • steveo

        Exactly right! Bill Clinton roled a role in this mess!

        December 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
      • jean2009

        No Steveo it was Ronny Reagan that created the mess and Georgy Bush who delivered it.

        December 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  7. MaryM

    Beautiful Family

    December 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  8. George Stewart

    I love my President and his family. What a beautiful example for the whole world.

    December 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  9. Dee

    Absolutely gorgeous! No matter your political views, you have to admit they are a stunning family! Bravo!!! May God Bless our country and our President!

    December 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  10. Ngo

    can the first lady at least cover up those arms; she is the first lady and not a high school girl. I know the ars are attractive but a little modesty

    December 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  11. Ruby M. Fletcher

    I agree, does it always have to be about politics? They are a nice family, it doesn't have anything to do with what anyone lost, houses, jobs, or etc. This is just a photo of the President and his family, can you separate anything these days. He did cause you to lose your job or homes. I don't won't to even discuss why anyone lost anything, the ones that lost something, knows why. It wasn't the President that made any of you lose anything. So, stop blaming him and his family. It a beautiful photo, so just say so, or better than that, don't look at it, especially since you know you are going to be negative, why? Becuase it Pres. Obama, simple as that.

    December 16, 2011 at 1:35 am |
  12. Lisa Jones

    Can u say Moral values?

    December 16, 2011 at 2:40 am |
  13. Iamnotfooled

    Mele Kalikimaka! Beautiful Ohana.

    December 16, 2011 at 4:07 am |
  14. Joey

    Nice photo but what's that got to do with jobs or debt?

    December 16, 2011 at 5:57 am |
    • catmom

      Nothing, why should it?

      December 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
  15. Jules

    I think this picture says a lot about the man in the White House and the family in the White House. Give me someone with a strong moral center and the ability to solve problems and then give me a Congress that will help him do it. The GOP should be dumped completely in 2012 until they can elect people who want to help solve the problems this country faces.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  16. RS, CA

    Expensive house, expensive furniture, expensive clothes, expensive hair stylist, expensive photographer, expensive PR department - YES, it's a fine photo!

    December 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • catmom

      Oh for goodness sakes, get over yourself. It's the White House, He is the President of the United States of America and they are afforded the very same luxuries that all of the 43 other President's and their families before him. You too can have the same thing if you just try hard enough. I mean that is what Republicans hare so fond of telling people like you who whine because they are jealous of someone having more than you.

      December 16, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
    • Trace

      You are complete joke you know that right?

      EVERY PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CONSTANTLY PHOTOGRAPHED AND RECORDED......FREE OF CHARGE...Nobody charges to take pictures of the president. I won't even comment on the rest of your "...teenage, nobody will take ugly me to the prom, complaints".........What is obvious, you are not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed – Huh?

      December 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  17. Shannon

    We are just damn lucky to have you for our President, and Vice President Biden. We certainly hope for 4 more years. Thank you to President Obama, and what a great family. Now that's what 'rich' is all about. With excessive respect, Merry Christmas.

    December 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  18. mzfitz

    I don't usually pay attention to the children of any sitting President but these are two beautiful little girls.

    December 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm |