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.bygdefotografen.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.

Today:

The moment the girls looked out the window this morning, they were ecstatic: It was snowing! Big fluffy snowflakes danced from above. Even I had to admit that it made me feel happy. (Not that I usually am a grumpy old hen or anything, but I'm not ecstatic about snow.) Sent Ronja running off to school into a beautiful landscape, thought about how immensely privileged we are to live here.

Spent the day snuggling with the little ones, keeping the fire going, making buns, had a friend and her kid over, had lunch, played outside, did the round on the farm and chatted with all the animals. Ronja and two friends came home, I made pancakes, snuggled with Falk, tidied a lot, the girls played dress-up and made me laugh.

Now I can hear the washing machine going, I can hear my husband stoking up the fire, my kids are snoring in the rooms next to where I'm sitting. I'm feeling tired, but in that good way.

Today was a good day.

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Curly Sue and the dragon.

It's time to hibernate.