From the beaches of the Riviera Maya to the hustle and bustle of Thailand to the township culture of Johannesburg, Petronella has traversed the globe shooting exclusive weddings and cultural editorials. Petronella’s signature style blends together her love of culture, celebration, romance and vibrant colors.  She leverages her engineering and MBA degree working on major consumer brands to influence her approach and creative style.

She is a speaker, writer, educator and Founder & Creative Director of Petronella Photography, an international wedding and marriage proposal photography studio based out of the New York area who specializes in helping multicultural couples celebrate their love in a modern way and believes that what makes you different makes you beautiful. 

She was born in Uganda and moved to Birmingham, Alabama when she was 10 years old. She photographed the November 2018 cover of Rangefinder Magazine and was named 1 of 30 Rising Stars in wedding photography worldwide. Petronella Photography has been featured in Essence, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, New York Magazine Weddings and MunaLuchi Bride.