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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And one couple wants Barack and Michelle Obama to know just how much they are missed.

Newly engaged Cassi and Adam wanted to pay homage to the former President and First Lady for their engagement photo shoot. With the help of Cleveland-based photographer Natasha Herber, they did exactly just that.

Herber recently shared some outtakes of the couple’s shoot on Instagram, comparing their photo with a photo of the former First Couple found in the October 2016 Essence issue. Looks pretty similar, huh?


With the help of Herbert and event planner Covesa Gragg, the couple was able to pull off this incredible feat.

“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!” Gragg told Essence.

In addition to this particular iconic moment, Cassi and Adam’s shoot also included on-point recreations of Barack and Michelle embracing before the March 2009 National Newspaper Publishers Association reception and the two snuggling at the 2015 World Expo in the White House Diplomatic Reception Room.

We absolutely love this!


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8 thoughts on “Gone Viral! Newly Engaged Couple Mimics Barack And Michelle Obama In Photo Shoot

  1. Dr. Larry on said:

    Yes we miss the country’s highest unemployment rate, depressed economy, and murder rate. Good years the Obama’s gave us. C’mon Man

    • Diane on said:

      Once again I have to check Dumb ass Larry. Obama decreased unemployment rate from 10% when he took office to under 5% when he left. Get a life fool, murder rate is also down.

  2. Chastity on said:

    So sweet and a great way to pay homage to President and First Lady Obama. They are surely missed. Congrats to Adam and Cassie on their engagement and you both did a great job.

  3. Evon Rhames on said:

    President Obama You Will All Ways Be My PRESIDENT And MICHELLE OBAMA You Will All Ways Be My First LADY. They All May Not Say It But WE All Miss You.
    Love The Rhames Family

  4. Yes, we do miss both Barack and Michelle.
    They were the most beautiful couple to ever be in the White House.

    You could sense the love between Barack and Michelle and see it in all of their photos.

    Not so with Chump and Melania. She looks like she is MISERABLE being married to the orange-faced man!!!!!!!!!

    Too bad Donald is in possession of her Green card. Melania ain’t goin nowhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    She can’t!!!!!!–LOL

  5. specialt757 on said:

    It is flattering when people think you are so great, they want to imitate you. Similar to #45’s family, you know how they resemble The Monsters.

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