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.


Happy it's Friday, even though I'm home with Freja anyway for the time being. Looking forward to the weekend, spending days with my favourites, sleeping a little bit longer, having breakfast longer, more space, more time. Pizza. Red wine. Snuggles. Lucky me.

To celebrate this Friday, I'll post two snapshots I find amusing.

Here is Billie the Wolfhound. Or - is it really a man dressed up as a dog?


Freja is completey baffled at the sight of the camera. (Or the person behind it?)


Good day to you all!

White fluff.

A continuous line of hellos and goodbyes.