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Petronella Lugemwa


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. 

Petronella Lugemwa groom in white tuxedo and groomsmen in black tuxedos blue sky
Petronella Lugemwa bride and bridesmaids walking hand in hand holding hands
Petronella Lugemwa portrait of bride kissing father of the bride on cheek black and white
Petronella Lugemwa bride and groom walking though sparkler tunnel
Petronella Lugemwa bride in veil ceremony with bridesmaids wearing pink behind her
Petronella Lugemwa bride and groom sitting inside vintage car laughing drinking champagne
Petronella Lugemwa bride and groom dancing through human tunnel
Petronella Lugemwa bride and groom holding hands bouquet in front of old historic building and bougainvillea
Petronella Lugemwa bride and groom hugging near building
Petronella Lugemwa bride and groom in white background green lush bushes

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