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Whitehouse Photographer points out her favorite pics of the former FIRST LADY

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.

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.

White House photographer Amanda Lucidon has shared what it was like behind the scenes covering Michelle Obama (Then-First Lady Michelle Obama snuggles against then-President Barack Obama before a videotaping for the 2015 World Expo)

Lucidon has shared her favorite pictures of the former first lady from both public engagements and private moments (Pictured, the then-first lady snuggles up with family pets Sunny and Bo during a video taping in the Map Room of the White House in April 2014)

Lucidon has shared her favorite pictures of the former first lady from both public engagements and private moments (Pictured, the then-first lady snuggles up with family pets Sunny and Bo during a video taping in the Map Room of the White House in April 2014)

 Lucidon has shared her favorite pictures of the former first lady from both public engagements and private moments (Pictured, the then-First Lady greets Peace Corps volunteers in March 2015 in Cambodia)

 Lucidon has shared her favorite pictures of the former first lady from both public engagements and private moments (Pictured, the then-First Lady greets Peace Corps volunteers in March 2015 in Cambodia)

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 (The then-first lady throws her hands in the air as she participate in a filming for the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on the South Lawn of the White House in October 2013)

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 (The then-first lady throws her hands in the air as she participate in a filming for the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on the South Lawn of the White House in October 2013)

For four years, Lucidon was the only female photographer on the White House staff and she was given the job of covering the then-First Lady, 53 (Pictured, the then-First Lady speaks with Taiko drummers in March 2015 in Japan)

For four years, Lucidon was the only female photographer on the White House staff and she was given the job of covering the then-First Lady, 53 (Pictured, the then-First Lady speaks with Taiko drummers in March 2015 in Japan)

Snapshots of Obama 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 (Pictured, the then-First Lady is guided through the torri gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Japan)

Snapshots of Obama 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 (Pictured, the then-First Lady is guided through the torri gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Japan)

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.

 

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