Michelle Obama's White House photographer shares candid stories

For four years, photographer Amanda Lucidon was the only female photographer on the White House staff tasked with covering Mrs. Obama.
1:30 | 10/17/17

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How about this photograph here with the -- First ever girl scout camp-out on the south lawn of the white house. Like, how cool. Reporter: Just one day in the life for photographer Amanda Louis don. Now sharing the stories behind a collection of intimate images of former first lady Michelle Obama, in her new book "Chasing light." As a photographer, you can spend your whole career chasing light. But for me, the deeper meaning was, working at the white house of a transformative time for me. Reporter: From humble beginnings, she worked her way up to staff photographer, one of a few women in this role in history. I learned from her that you can be anything. Reporter: For four years, Amanda traveled with Mrs. Obama, capturing photos of the first lady. She has such a seriously role, but she has this lightness about her. She loves to laugh. Didn't the president tweet this photo for Valentine's day? Yeah, which is pretty cool. Reporter: One of her most widely shared. I think that's the importance of having good editors, because I'm such a perfectionist, I'm like, the picture is kind of messy. And then my editor is like, the moment. And I'm like, oh, yeah. And I believe that's the great wall. I love that picture because it shows that being a mother is still her most important priority. How are you different from the first day? I found confidence. The first lady taught us that the challenges you've encountered in life are actually your strengths. Big thanks to berorobin Roberts and thanks to you for watching.

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