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.

My beloved Tuesday off! Spent the day taking pictures for the house sale (we are selling this house ourselves, whoa!), which involved a whole lot of shuffling things around and spastically trying to make the rooms look elegant and tidy and attractive. Kidding. I couldn't be bothered, so I tidied up the bits and bobs, and then took a picture.
Then came the carpenters! Whoa again! They brought the scaffolding, I signed a contract and as they left I suffered a nervous breakdown. This house project scares the living daylights out of me.
Now, Ronja and a friend are playing in her room, while the rest of us are trying to digest the tower of pancakes we just stuffed our faces with.
Nice Tuesday to all!