Maternity Workshop July 2020

EL PASO, TEXAS | July 2020



July 2020



El Paso, Texas


H 10:00 - 19:00 tbc


Join Donatella in this intimate, hands-on experience, to learn everything you need to know to create stunning, high-end maternity portraits that will make you stand out.


Topics that will be covered:

- Why Maternity Photography 

- Balancing Art with Business


- Creating a successful Portfolio


- Personal work: how and where to find inspiration for your personal projects 

- Organizing a creative photo shoot


- Creating a luxurious experience for your clients


- Building your team


- Vendors, favorite products, gear 

Wardrobe: Must have pieces to keep in your studio

- Lighting

High Key and Low Key Silhouettes

Painterly lighting (Soft light)

Butterfly lighting

One light and two lights setups

Feathering, Layering, Bouncing

Use of grids and gels


Hands-on shooting with two pregnant models


- Working with fabrics and movement


- Posing to flatter any subject


- Editing we'll go through a full edit of two images taken during the workshop

- Mindset, Branding, Positioning


- Q & A and certificate 


TUITION / DEPOSIT:  Tuition is $ 1,200. Deposit $ 600 is required to enroll, final payment will be invoiced. 

The balance must be paid 4 weeks before the workshop. 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE $ 1000 instead of $1200 


Seats are limited so that each one of the attendees will be followed closely by Donatella and walk away completely satisfied about the experience

You'll be added to the private Facebook group "Donatella Nicolini Education" where you'll be able to receive support by Donatella and other attendees after the workshop.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By booking this workshop you sign this agreement. Each stage of the payment is non-refundable but the place can be transferred to another attendee If you are not able to attend the workshop. Failure to pay the remainder of the fee will result in your losing place in the masterclass and you will not receive a refund of deposit. n the unlikely event that the workshop is canceled, you will be notified as soon as possible and any fees or deposits received from you will be refunded. Please note that any travel or accommodation costs will not be refunded for canceled courses. Attendees are not permitted to use images taken at the workshop for commercial purposes. Image usage is strictly portfolio use only (website and online) and Social media usage is allowed but only to showcase your portfolio, always indicating the images were taken during Donatella Nicolini's workshop. Images must not be submitted to magazines, exhibitions or competitions without permission. Images must not be used to advertise photo shoots, workshops or products. You agree that you may be subject to legal liability if you use any images commercially. Attendees must agree that all the information learned at this masterclass are strictly for personal use. Attendees must not film or record the masterclass at any time without permission. Donatella is not responsible for any personal injury or damage to property arising from incidents occurring at the workshop venue.

Sample images from past maternity workshops


Do you provide transportation/accommodation for this event?

No, transportation and accommodation are responsibility of the attendee

Do I need to bring my camera?

Yes, this is a hands on experience where you will be able to shoot every se. So, please bring your camera :)

Do I need to bring anything else?

We recommend to bring at least one of these focal lenses:  24-70mm, 50mm, 85mm; memory cards; camera battery charger

How can I reach the organizer for questions or more information?

Please email 


Donatella Nicolini Studio

Via Ludovico di Breme, 50/B

20156 Milano


Tel: 02 82780233

Mobile: +39 351 9558779


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