White House photographer reveals her favorite photos of the former First Lady

10:32 • 18.10.17



A White House photographer has shared what it was like behind the scenes covering Michelle Obama. 


For four years, Amanda Lucidon was the only female photographer on the White House staff and she was given the job of covering the then-First Lady, the Daily Mail reports.

Now Lucidon, 38, has shared personal reflections in a new book, “Chasing Light”. The book is a collection of about 150 candid photographs of the first family and is filled with the lessons the photographer says she learned along the way.


The book is filled with images of Michelle Obama, 53, both in public and private moments. Snapshots of her with her husband and daughters are interspersed with candids during trips to Cambodia and Japan where she is seen speaking with school children and dignitaries alike


Lucidon traveled to 20 countries and numerous US cities with the then-First Lady's team, listening to her work and speak and growing to see her as a role model. 


“She taught me so many things, but if I had to identify things that I visit in my daily life, one thing was to be fearless because fear can stop us a lot of times to reaching new heights and possibilities,” Lucidon told Good Morning America. 


To make sure she was always on time and never late, Lucidon adopted a mantra: The motorcade only waits for one person...and it's never you.

She added: “Working at the White House was a very transformative time for me. I found confidence. I learned about myself. I learned about pushing boundaries. I learned about embracing my own story and my own background.


'The first lady always taught us the challenges that you've encountered in your life are actually your strengths. They're not your weaknesses. They're the things that teach you resilience.'


Lucidon also shared some of the logistics of her job, saying that she often felt like she was running trying to stay ahead of the first lady.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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