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.

White fluff.

We had a slight snowfall last night, and the bird feeder has a whole new architectural look. I will gladly admit that I think nature is absolutely beautiful right now. The atmospehere is really something, especially in the morning, when the moon is up and the light is blue. It makes me grateful for the contrasts the seasons give us.
(And no, I am not being ironic now.)
(Not now either.)

First Sunday of advent yesterday, and we've opened the box of Christmas lights and decorations. Yippie!

Project: making a Christmas calendar for Ronja. Coffee, cute baby and sleepy dogs. Out skiing with my fantastic pseudo-husky Stella later. Making the best of it, again.

Wishing everyone a lovely day!

Sickness & health.