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.

Bribery succeeded!

If you read this post, you'll know that hard work had been done to invite Mr. Easter bunny to the farm. So on Saturday morning, we all jumped out first thing, to see whether the treats had been accepted and if he'd been here. And wow did he like his gifts! In return, he'd made lots of nests all around the barn, and in them were eggs, big and small.
What a privilege! Thank you, Mr. Bunny!

One fine day.