His View of Her / by Louis Holstein

My wife is a photographer. This was something that came with her just like the color of her hair, or the fact that she is Puerto Rican. Ashley is a photographer. When we were dating I would often see her face hidden behind the camera. She a master at making moments stand still. She sees the present as something to preserve and relive years down the road. I've highlighted her here in one of the monthly Artist Spotlights (it's worth the read if you haven't already). But today is her birthday. Being the one who is always behind the camera, I sometimes wonder if she fears not being captured, herself. Well, Happy Birthday Ashley. You are captured. You are loved. This is my view from our dating years until now. (iPhone and DSLR)

The first image is from March 2011, with the final image taken in November of 2017. I can't tell you how much I love her, I simply don't have the words.

-Louis