Mother, artist, doula
Hi, I am Maria.
When I became a mother, everything changed. You could say that I found my "calling", I wanted to work with women during the transition into motherhood.
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager, and I started my own company as a birth photographer. I absolutely believe that giving birth to your child is the most beautiful and powerful experience in your life, and definitively a moment that should be captured and cherished forever. However, the more births I captured, I realised I wanted to offer something more. I wanted to guide women through this incredible journey that motherhood is. I wanted to support and empower women, so I started my doula education. Giving birth is not an isolated event, and not feeling supported, loved and seen during this vulnerable time, will have an impact on our journey into motherhood.
As a photographer, I want to capture your story, and I want to show you just how beautiful your life is with all its ups and downs. I do not strive to capture the "perfect" moment, because I believe there is so much more beauty in the ordinary, and the imperfect moments of life. I want my images to be filled with real and authentic moments and connection, and not forced smiles and poses. I want the people that I photograph to know and remember how loved they were, and how special that time in their life was.
A little about me..
I live with my husband, our two children, and two dogs.
I am an introvert. My little family is my everything, and we do almost everything together. I love being outdoors in nature and in the wilderness. This is where I feel most alive and at peace.
I have a master degree in sports physiotherapy, and a PhD from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. However, instead of pursuing an academic carrier, I stopped and followed my heart, and started my own business as a photographer and doula.
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"I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within" - Rumi