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.


Suddenly decided to do something about the setup of our dining- and living room, had a huge drive of energy, did it and now so pleased! Also, starting the day with a walk in the woods, and on top of it all discovering that our garden-to-be has a huge white lilac tree, well it made my day. I'm not very hard to please, you might say, but I choose to believe it's the small joys that count in the big picture of life, yup!
Happy Sunday to big and small!


Look who's walking!