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I'm In Love With This Couple's Obama-Themed Engagement Shoot

I'm not crying, you're crying.

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This is Cassi Pittman and her fiancé Adam. They are big fans of former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

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They're such big fans that they themed their engagement photo shoot around the presidential couple. Take this photo, for example. Look familiar?

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It should! It's an almost perfect recreation of this photo of the Obamas from Essence's October issue.

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OMG THIS IS ALMOST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE.

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“As African-Americans we admire their achievements and what they represent,” Pittman told Huffington Post. “They have a love that just shines, and we wanted to capture that love in our photos.”

The couple originally wanted to do just one Obama-themed photo, but their wedding planner Covesa Kelly wanted more. “I miss the Obamas SO much that 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!’” she wrote on Instagram.
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The couple originally wanted to do just one Obama-themed photo, but their wedding planner Covesa Kelly wanted more. “I miss the Obamas SO much that 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!’” she wrote on Instagram.

The couple's photographer Natasha Herbert helped them nail the poses, and the practically perfect outfits and backgrounds don't hurt, either.

“It was great to pose and have the couple channel the emotions of Barack and Michelle in each picture,” Herbert said. “After all, the Obamas are definitely a couple who epitomize a love like no other.”
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“It was great to pose and have the couple channel the emotions of Barack and Michelle in each picture,” Herbert said. “After all, the Obamas are definitely a couple who epitomize a love like no other.”

“I love when a couple can find something to inspire them and it was nice to see something that hasn’t been overdone,” Herbert added.

BuzzFeed reached out to Pittman for comment.
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BuzzFeed reached out to Pittman for comment.

They even did a signature Obama fist bump!

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And even though they don't have Bo and Sunny, they do have their own pooches, who were perfect models.

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Congratulations, you two!

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