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.

Joy/A year ago today.

Frejas kindergarten debut has been a success, she's been very happy and confident there. 
Imagine that, the little baby in the photo below has now turned into a bold and cheeky and very wonderful toddler. And the other one is soon to be a 2nd-grader! Time flies, and other clichés. I am savouring every day like the treasure it is!
Wishing you all a lovely Friday! These two stars and their parents are going to friends for pie today, yummy... 
Apart from that, this weekend has a challenge in store for us. But more about that later... 


An eventful afternoon.