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.

Three months.

This little guy is three months old today!

Lord knows it's been a hard three months, but most of all these times have been filled with a unique chance to learn something, you know, something REAL. And although it generally sucks having these baby cheeks taken up by plastic tubes and things are exhausting a lot of days, I keep my eyes on the core, what makes everything go around, what makes it all worthwhile.

It's the love, that all-consuming, symbiotic, sweet sweet love.

I love you, my little star.

Moments, lately.