Petronella Lugemwa knows exactly who she is and how her work is defined: “vibrant, full of life, emotional and connected,” she states. Born in Uganda and raised in Zimbabwe, she immigrated to Birmingham, Alabama, when she was 10 years old. “In high school,” she explains, “I didn’t see or experience people of different cultures and so I learned to hide parts of myself and my heritage.” Slowly, though, she opened herself up. “That’s why I do what I do,” Lugemwa explains. “My misson is to help multicultural couples celebrate their heritage, families, love and life stories through inspirational, vivid images and stories that celebrate family, love and culture.”