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.bygdefotografen.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.

Two years!

Two years!

Last night it suddenly hit me: It was my last night as the mother of a one-year old. You are my last baby, and with you I have to say a permanent goodbye to all of the milestones. Your life will be a chain of sentimental nostalgies, everything we wave farewell to together is an eternal farewell to that part of my motherhood. It is sad, and it does shatter my heart in ways, but I am ready. And with you everything is tinged with such joy, so it is easy to look forward and greet the new times as we close the doors of what has been.

Today you are two. Two years of being your mama has taught me endless things - I thought I knew most of what motherhood contained with the three first babies, but with you in my arms I have stepped into unknown realms, and out of them, with power. And as it was from day one; what you teach me most of all is this: fearlessness. You are so raw and alive and you hold nothing back. I love that. You make me so happy and you drive me crazy, there is not a second wasted. You are hilarious and flirtatious and strong and clever and independent and hundreds of other things and I am so happy I get to be your mama.

I love you, my beautiful wonderful wolfcub! We all love you. Happy birthday!

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Vegetable patch kids.

Vegetable patch kids.

Last photo as a one-year old.

Last photo as a one-year old.