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.


It had to happen. My computer, my trusty old companion, the light of my life (ok, ok, I'll stop now) - has died. It collapsed this week, and not even my good friend the Computer Brain Surgeon could revive it. To top it off, the battery on my camera doesn't work either, so now I am truly out of touch with the world, haha! Good then, that I have my gaffa-taped, broken-but-still-alive iPhone, so I can post nonsense like this. Happy friday to all - we're expecting great company this weekend!

Sign of life.