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.


It's my day off, and oh how I love it! It's such a luxury to have two days a week to spend with my monkeys, and also just to keep the house tidy (?) and get stuff sorted out. Today, our storage cabinet was the victim of some serious messin' up! Isn't it funny how chaotic things get when one is tidying? Piles of stuff everywhere!
Anyway, proud of my efforts and feeling like a good and hard working housewife, a time-out is required.
Wishing everyone a happy day!

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