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.

Mister Cutiepants is six months old!

No, I'm not going to give you all the typical clichés about how time flies and all that (although I kinda just did), and I'm not going to go all soppy on you either.
I'm just going to say this as plainly and simply as I can:
This guy is so sweet. So chilled out. So happy, and so wonderful. And today, he's been in this world, outside of my belly, for six months.
Captain Dribblechin, we love you so much! Every day with you is a joy.

Friends + summer + sea.

Recipe: Ice cream