updated 12/15/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/15/2011 AT 10:25 AM ET
President Obama may be gearing up his campaign for reelection soon, but at home with his wife and daughters, he couldn’t be happier.
The White House is releasing this new family portrait of the Obamas on Thursday, deciding it was time for an update – since daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, have grown so much since the last official portrait was shot in 2009.
The photo will be posted to the White House Flickr account at noon today.
– Tim Nudd