The first Presidential Photographer was Yoichi Okamoto for President Lyndon Johnson. As most people recall the photo of President Johnson being sworn in after the assignation of President John Kennedy was taken by Cecial Stoughton. Cecial was a military photographer. Yoichi was the first civilian photographer directly assigned to photograph the President of the United States. The other Presidential Photographers include Ollie Atkins for President Nixon, David Hume Kennerly for President Ford, Michael Evans for President Reagan, myself, David Valdez for President George H.W. Bush, Robert McNelly and Sharon Farmer for President Clinton, Eric Draper for President George W. Bush, Pete Souza for President Obama and Shealah Craighead with President Trump.
The documentary "Through Their Eyes-The Presidential Photographers" will feature all the living Presidential Photographers where you will see and hear their personal stories. The film is due out early 2019. See the trailer on YouTube.