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.

Happy Friday!

...or, maybe, rather: Good night! It might be an early one for me, I've been one big yawn the past few days. That's what you get for co-sleeping with snoring kiddos (and husbands) (that just looked like I have more than one husband; I don't), trying to do many things during the day, and being a bit out of sorts physically. Creeping into bed with my book and a small and very dim lamp (remember the snoring kiddos) seems like a very good idea. But first, a chat with the one I love. He's been back to work this week, poor thing, so I've barely seen him.
Hope you're all doing well out there in space! Love!

The garden gnome.