Last week we reported that Shealah Craighead, a former photographer for the Bush administration and Sarah Palin’s vice presidential campaign in 2008, was at the “top of the list” to be President Donald Trump’s chief white house photographer. Now the appointment is official.
According to Politico, Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters traveling with the president yesterday that Craighead had officially accepted the position.
Craighead—whose extensive Washington, DC experience includes being the photo editor for Vice President Cheney, an Official White House Photographer under the Bushes, and former First Lady Laura Bush’s personal photographer—still hasn’t confirmed the news herself, but that’s not entirely surprising. No doubt she’s very busy.
To learn more about Pete Souza’s successor, visit her website or give her a follow on Twitter and Instagram. And don’t forget to follow the official White House Flickr account. It’s still empty as of this writing, but now that Craighead has accepted the job, we expect to see photos of the new administration up soon.
Image credits: White House Photo by Eric Draper.