A mother of four, photographer, nature lover. Someone trying to make sense of it all, through photos and stories. 

I try to be free in all senses of the word, so I made the leap and now work with what I love doing; taking pictures, storing this life in moments, both for myself and for clients. My heart is in photographing birth and motherhood, but I take on just about any photography job. 
(See my birth photos at www.birth.no and the rest of my work portfolio at www.mariavatne.no.)

I live on a farm in Norway with my man Nik and my children Ronja, Freja, Falk and Ulv, plus a bunch of animals. We grow our own food as far as the seasons allow it, we don't go to kindergarten, the three youngest ones will be homeschooled.

We govern our own lives, we strive for independence, we want to be in this life wild and free and full of love.

One and on top of the world!

Thank you for all your greetings on Ulv's first birthday! It's been great - and emotional for his mother, haha. He totally understood that something special was up, and being born in the sign of Leo, he likes his bit of attention and being at the centre of it all!

It has been a day of tears and laughter, of reflecting upon that day a year ago, upon the days in between, and most of all of cherishing and feeling the love for my amazing little cub. 

Here are some photos from the day, and I'll throw in a little video I made yesterday, too. Just to complete the Wolfie-overdose. 

Thank you, friends and strangers and the universe, I will go to bed with a smile on my face tonight.

Baby sink baths.

Dear Wolfie.