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.

A swift adventure.

We've been on the train! Love it so much. We took Bergensbanen to my Dad's home town of Voss, to celebrate my Grandmother's 90th birthday. Oh, and we stayed at this wonderful old hotel. How good it is, to sometimes go away a little bit, together. To sit on a train and play cards, or knit, or just look at the view, and to sleep in fresh hotel linen, and to sit in the bar in the evening, and eat luxurious hotel breakfasts in the morning, and then to go on the train again, and come home.
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Back to life.

Bird television.