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.


Some days just come with ease, wrapped in slowness, opening up for doings of meaningful procrastination. Like today. My wolf cub slept the whole night through (third time! eight hours straight!), the morning was quiet, everyone minding their own business, some outside, some inside, jazz on the radio, coffee in mugs, bread in the oven. And finally; snow! Big fluffy flakes are covering everything up, it is so beautiful. I'm starting to feel like myself again, it's a new year, I think it's going to be a good one. Love!

Ps. Thank you for your questions on my Ask me anything-post! There are quite a few of them, so I'll probably split them up into several posts. Stay tuned. (And post more questions if you have!)

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