Even as I child I was fascinated by photography but it was not until 2011 that I decided to let it fully enter my life.
That year, as well as making my passion a profession, I married Damiano, companion in life and in photography.
We moved to London for a while to further our technique and “open our minds” to more dynamic photography. The “streets” of London fascinated us and the “reportage style” of photography catapulted us into a world made of spontaneity and emotions.
We literally fell in love with it!
Later we returned to Italy, to our Certaldo, a small medieval town in the Chianti hills of Tuscany, and we opened our photographic studio.
Today I’m a professional photographer specialising in weddings.
I chose wedding photography because it fascinates me to tell the story of love by photographing emotions.
I love naturalness and spontaneity and always look to capture emotions by becoming excited myself.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Donatella. The following awards have been earned by Donatella from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
This category seemed to be geared toward the spirit of composition than the moment, but this image had both. Really liked the way the photographer framed the father and the picture was taken at the right time.
Men waiting on bride caught mid-step. Well composed.
This multilayered image is fun. A headless bride, a body-less father. Thereʼs a lot happening here, both compositionally and within the moment. Itʼs rich in detail.
Nice use of reflection and juxtaposition with the older hand.