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.

Darling Wolfie.

Darling Wolfie.

Sweet, wonderful, clever little soul, now you are three!
It’s hard to believe that you’re no longer a baby - which you so are so very clear in stating every time I call you just that. My little baby.
You are immensely powerful and funny and weird (in the best way), you are still completely unafraid and you do life to the fullest. You are such an independent little man and still so snuggly and close and loving, you burst my heart open all the time.
Our loving lovely completely lovable little Wolfie, you are magic. I love you so much it hurts.
Happy birthday!

And yes: I had to photograph you in the spot where you were born, this birthday, too.

Last photos as a two-year old.

Last photos as a two-year old.