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Step into a world where every image tells a story of strength, grace, and the boundless beauty of motherhood. 


Donatella Nicolini is an acclaimed celebrity photographer, speaker, and educator specializing in Maternity Portraiture.

Featured in Forbes in the "100 Successful Women of 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.

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, style, and vision of pregnancy, motherhood, and women in general.


Her portraits are classic, clean, timeless, and yet at the same time creative, bold, and original, seamlessly blending fashion photography and fine art portraiture.

In 2018, Donatella unveiled her first photography studio in Milan, a sanctuary where dreams are woven into breathtaking frames. 

Over the course of five transformative years, Donatella has graced stages at prestigious photography conferences around the world, from Buenos Aires to London, Lisbon to Saint Petersburg, and beyond. Her message is simple yet profound: each image is a testament to the strength and elegance that reside within every woman.

Donatella Nicolini is a brand ambassador for iconic names of the photography industry, such as Canon, Profoto, and Dreambooks Pro, and her mission reverberates through the pages of esteemed publications, such as Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Elle, Il Corriere della Sera, Ansa, and Rolling Stone.


Donatella has graced radio waves and television screens, sharing stories that resonate with the spirit of every woman.


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.

When you step into Donatella Nicolini's studio, you're not just a client—you're a star. The experience is akin to stepping onto the red carpet, complete with professional hair and makeup artistry, a dedicated studio assistant, and an opulent wardrobe full of dreamy dresses and accessories. Your journey with Donatella culminates in cover-worthy portraits, as exquisite as any fashion magazine cover. It's more than a photoshoot; it's a day of feeling like a VIP, embraced in an atmosphere of empowerment.

Step into the realm of timeless elegance and self-assured grace.

Join Donatella on a journey where every image is a brushstroke of empowerment, where you're not just photographed, but celebrated.

"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

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