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.


Usual day off, had tons of plans, but the combination of myself being an extremely slow starter sometimes and Freja's daycare calling up to say that she had a fever and had to be picked up, put a halt to most of them. That just means more fun stuff to do when I hit summer break in only one and a half weeks!
So instead, today was filled with pancakes, soup, puzzles, picking of flowers & branches and a lot of faffing about.
Quite a nice day, if I should say so myself.
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Anywhere will do.