Black Love: Couple Recreates Barack & Michelle Obama’s Sweetest Moments For Their Engagement Shoot


July 18, 2017

Photo credit: Pete Souza 

When we think of the epitome of Black love and real relationship goals, Barack and Michelle Obama are one of the first couples that come to mind. Their beautiful marriage has inspired a nation, and now, a Cleveland couple’s engagement photo shoot. 

In honoring the Obamas’ and their own love, Cassi Pittman and her fiancé Adam decided to recreate the former President and First Lady’s most romantic photos for their shoot. The couple initially requested only one Obama-inspired photo, but their wedding planner, Covesa Kelly, had a bigger vision in mind. 


“I miss the Obamas SO much that when our bride and groom said ‘Can we try and duplicate one of their famous shots for our engagement pics?’ I was like ‘Let’s do an entire shoot ― we can do this and this and THIS!’”, Kelly wrote on her Instagram page. 

Wedding photographer, Natasha Herbert, captured the future Mr. and Mrs. channeling their inner Obama. From the sweet photo of the Obamas before the National Newspaper Publishers Association reception in March 2009.


To Michelle cuddled up against Barack before a taping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.

To the Obamas’ beautiful black and white photo featured in the December 2016 issue of People Magazine. 


To their internet-breaking cover photo for Essence Magazine’s October 2016 issue.


“As African Americans, we admire their achievements and what they represent,” Pittman told the Huffington Post. “They have a love that just shines, and we wanted to capture that love in our photos.”

Absolutely, beautiful! Congratulations to the lovely couple!  

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