Hi, I’m Jess.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I come from a long line of artists. My mother is an incredible painter. My brother, Justin Hendelman, is a well-known New York City tattoo artist. My father and my aunt are both avid photography enthusiasts, so I guess you could say photography is in my blood. I fell in love with the art of photography at an early age, and I have carried a camera with me since the 90’s. In college, I loved spending long hours in the darkroom (or in a friend’s bathroom that was converted into a darkroom!). I miss that hands-on aspect of processing photos, but I do enjoy the unique set of advantages and challenges that accompany the digital age!
For a long time I have spent early mornings and late nights photographing the beautiful landscapes around the united states. Since the birth of my son, I have shifted away from landscapes and primarily focus on portrait photography. Mostly specializing in newborn, maternity and family portrait photography.