Presidential party: Obama hosts wedding of White House photographer Pete Souza

Official White House photographer Pete Souza waits for President Barack Obama to speak at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, in June. Michael Kappeler / Pool via EPA

Official White House photographer Pete Souza married Patti Lease on Saturday in a small wedding hosted by President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden.

"The ceremony was performed by Chaplain [Stan] Fornea and they were joined by roughly 35 family members and friends," a White House official said. "We all wish them well."

Souza, who travels often with Obama, documents events that take place at the White House and during the president’s trips, frequently sharing his images on social media. 

President Barack Obama walks to the podium during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012. Getty Images, file