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.

River deep, mountain high.

This is what I want to feel like all the time:
Ok, maybe that would be a bit on the energetic side for my cohabitants, so portioning out the energy might be a good idea. But still.
A little zest would be very much appreciated, thanks!
I know all bad phases are passing.
I know Freja's two new teeth will eventually come out, so she'll start sleeping through the night again.
I know spring will come.
I know me and my lovelies will soon stroll the boulevards and parks of Paris (April come she will!). I know I know I know. But right now, I'm just so sleeeepy.