Take that Justin Bieber! Photographer Scout Tufankjian tells the story of this photo he captured which broke Bieber’s record for the most retweets (over 800,000) and also most Facebook likes on a photo. This was the first message the Obama campaign sent out after it was revealed he would remain president. From Scout who had no idea the photo would be used and has been shooting the President since 2006:
This picture was taken in Dubuque, IA on August 15th. Iowa is always a pretty special place for the Obamas, since Iowans were really the first people outside of Chicago to embrace the Obama candidacy, and we had been on a bus tour for three days. This was the first event the First Lady had been at and they hadn’t seen each other for a few days. Because I’m a total sap and am also relatively recently married, I find their relationship to be totally inspirational in terms of the respect they have for each other, so I always try to focus on them as a couple, rather than as public figures.