Photographer Pete Souza took the photo during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012. This photo is a serious contrast from his first official portrait, also taken by Souza, just a few days before Obama took the oath of office in 2009.
The release of the photo was timed perfectly with the Presidential Inauguration, which is taking place this weekend. Obama will swear in using both a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and one used by Martin Luther King Jr.
All things aside, we have one good looking First Couple!