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.

New 'do!

We figured it was time to enter the 70ies-influenced space age in our family. Ronja was first up! Can you see who we're inspired by?
Ronja is thankgod a lot better after Tuesday's accident. Her arm isn't as painful, she's happy again, eating, sleeping and playing normally. Back to school again tomorrow to show off the plastered arm and the new hairdo!

What to do when bored: