Pete Souza explained how the decision unfolded in an Instagram post on Thursday. The photographer recalled how, when he was asked about a family photo for the card, his mind went to the formal state dinner in March attended by Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.
“I could have said, ‘Sir, we already did one before you arrived.’ But instead, I clicked off a few quick frames,” Souza wrote. “And lo and behold, it was this picture that Justin Trudeau asked me to take which everyone loved as the choice for the 2016 White House holiday card.”
This is great.