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.

Recipe: Homemade granola

Again I boasted about kitchen activities on Instagram, and was asked to share the recipe of my homemade granola, and thus we have recipe no. 2 on the blog! Yay! I don't really have a set way of making this, I try new variations every time - but I must say that this one proved quite tasty. So:

Throw together

oats (big ones)

soya flakes

spelt/ dinkel flakes

sunflower seeds

sesame seeds

coconut mass

finely chopped almonds

finely chopped walnuts

a dash of maple syrup

enough sunflower oil to moisten the mixture

sea salt

Easy peasy: Mix well, spread thinly on a baking tray, and roast in the oven on 175 degrees Celsius until golden and dry. (It's a good idea to check it often, unless you like black carbonated food.)

Serve with milk = yummy!