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.

At home, one of my days "off", the house is now emptied of humans except for me and the littleoneinthebelly. Loads of things on my to-do-list, but what I'd really like to do is sit down with my knitting and a cup of tea and listen to this amazingly groovy album. I might just do that.
The morning started off with dancing in the kitchen with my gals to some soul music, and I thought how easy it is to have fun with them, we have to do this more, and especially on dark winter mornings. Put your hair in a knot and dance! This album was the chosen one this time.
Plans for today are laundry, hoovering, computer work, walking the dog, sorting out the rubbish, shopping, picking up girls, pancakes. Pretty glamorous!
Wishing you all a good one!
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Roadtrip with a purpose.