Donatella Nicolini is an Italian-born photographer, speaker, and educator based in Milan, Italy.
Focusing on maternity portraiture, her images express her personal vision of women's beauty and strength, providing an empowering experience through every stage of motherhood.
Donatella works with some of the top brands in the photographic and related industries.
She is ambassador for Profoto and teaches for the Canon Academy.
Donatella won the "Maternity Photographer of The Year 2020" award at SWPP - The Societies of Photographers, one of the most prestigious photography associations worldwide, based in London.
Her portraits have been displayed in Art Galleries such as the Agorà Art Gallery in Manhattan (NY) and published on Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, Ansa, Rolling Stone, Il Corriere della Sera, Shutter Magazine just to name a few.
Since 2018 Donatella participates as a speaker and educator at numerous international photography conferences, and as a jury member of the Russian Photo Awards (organized with the support of the Committee for Culture of Russia).
Donatella has been teaching workshops for professional photographers worldwide, showing and teaching her approach to maternity photography, her method of work, her vision, and her message to help women embrace pregnancy.
Teaching to photographers, together with her team, she’s setting a new standard for the maternity photography niche, raising the bar, and showing that it’s possible to portray maternity in an elegant, interesting, and meaningful way.
"Donatella Nicolini is a modern legend. She’ll be who you hear about for years to come and then say, “I knew her back in the day!”" Pratik Naik, Solstice Retouch