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About Donatella

Empowering Women through Photography

Her Story

Class 1991, Donatella was born and raised in the beautiful city of Milan (Italy).

Growing up in the capital of fashion definitely affected her taste and style when creating portraits that express her vision of pregnancy, motherhood, and women in general.

Her portraits are classic, clean, timeless, and yet at the same time creative, bold, original, and with character,

seamlessly blending fashion photography and fine art.

In 2018 Donatella opened her first private studio in Milan.

The same year she started teaching workshops, masterclasses, and private coaching to professional photographers all around the world, speaking on the stage of the biggest photography congresses and events.

She then became a brand ambassador for the brand leaders of the photographic industry, such as Profoto and Dreambooks Pro, and was featured in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Il Corriere della Sera, Ansa, and many more.

She also worked as an editor for photography magazines such as Shutter Magazine (USA) and Chiiz Magazine (India) and her photos were displayed at the Agorà Art Gallery in Manhattan, New York.

In 2020 Donatella Nicolini won the prestigious award of "Maternity Photographer of The Year" awarded to her by SWPP The Societies of Photographers (London, UK) one of the most important photography associations in the world and the following year, in 2021, she won the "Family Photographer of The Year"

award, for the same association.

Donatella Nicolini is an Italian-born photographer, speaker, and educator specializing in Maternity Portraiture.

Featured on Forbes in the "100 Successful Women for 2023" list, Donatella focuses on female empowerment, providing an unforgettable experience to her clients who walk out of her studio feeling beautiful, strong, confident, and absolutely empowered during every stage of motherhood and beyond. 

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