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.

Went to visit Marius, our beautiful two-year old horse who still lives with his biological mum. Mr. Payne has been schooling him for a while now, and the results are amazing. We seem to have won the lottery with this horse; he is so sweet, gentle and willing, and a very quick learner too. It is great to see my husband so enthusiastic about him and the work they've done so far - I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Marius will be coming home to us in the end of April, and I CAN'T WAIT! At last, my own horse. Unbelievable.

Bribery succeeded!