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.

Two men and a ram.

Whether or not these two guys are jealous of the one with the horns, is unknown, but fact is that this guy has an important job to do these days. Saturday was started off with taking Stein Reverud down to our six pretty sheep ladies, where he will now stay for a while to hopefully produce beautiful lambs come April. It is very exciting, probably most of all for Mr. Reverud himself. (I feel sorry for him. What stress! Did you know that rams can die from exhaustion after having been with the ladies?)

Last weekend:

Adventus = coming.