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.

New additions.

I am in a crazy period with work, so much to do! It's great and I love it, but I wish the days had a few more hours in them right now.

We have some new babies on the farm; we picked half a dozen ducklings up the other week. Cute and fluffy and hopefully a nice addition to the rest of our creatures. And today Daisy, the mother of all cows, had her third babe, a bull calf. He was born in the field and everything went smooth. He still doesn't have a name but I'm sure it will come to us eventually.


The letting go.

Misty morning magic.