Milwaukee Event Photographer: Michelle Obama

On a week to week basis, we never know what commercial coverage will come our way. With Michelle Obama coming to town, this week was a special one.

The whole city was abuzz with anticipation of Michelle Obama’s impending arrival. She and Conan O’Brien were coming to Milwaukee to promote her new book “Becoming”. We knew there was a possibility we would be called upon to document it, but first we had to get through background checks and security like we’ve never experienced. Once we cleared those hurdles, we thought we were ready for this unbelievable experience. But, nothing can really prepare you for an evening with Michelle Obama.

We have had our share of star-powered subjects, but this was next level. We knew this was the hottest ticket in town. We imagined what it would be like to navigate Secret Service as a part of the equation. What we couldn’t anticipate was, once we got past all the pomp and circumstance, there was Michelle Obama: beautiful, intelligent, down-to-earth and filed with warmth and affection for each of her admirers. There aren’t many people that inspire this level of genuine outpouring of emotion and it was something to behold.

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