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.

More monkey & more porridge!

Our little monkey is loving her porridge! The moment she sees the spoon in close proximity, she opens her mouth and gets this eager look in her eye, like a little baby bird. It really is a relief that she likes it so much, as she has been very fussy up to now and has not been at all interested in anything except for the real thing (plastic? not having any of it!)... So we'll celebrate her healthy appetite with some more photos of our little monster, grr! :)


Treasures from the garden.