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.

Love at first sight.

It happened yesterday: The kids and I were playing in their room. Us girls were playing with the farm, and Falk was behind me crawling around checking things out. Suddenly it became quiet back there.

I looked around, and there he was, with the little wolf in his arms. Looking at it, smiling at it, kissing it, snuggling it.

It has rarely left his side since. It must be love.


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Catching up.