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.

Goodbye, September.

And thank you. It was crazy, but amazing, too.
Today was spent getting ready for picking up Grandy from the airport, tidying and cleaning a bit, and walking in the lovely autumn weather.
This is my favourite time of year, with that clear crisp air, the fresh wind, colours exploding on the trees, misty mornings and lighting the fire in the dark evenings. If only winter hadn't come after. Perhaps one can apply somewhere for skipping winter and go straight on to spring again?
A couple of Norwegian music tips for you (not all new albums, but ones that I find myself coming back to these days): this one and this one. (I am linking to Wimp, but you can probably find them on Spotify too)
Good evening!

These three.

How cute is it possible to be?