Jennifer Whelan

I am a life-long Hull resident and natural-light portrait photographer who photographs families, couples, high school seniors, small events, and portraits for headshots. I also enjoy taking landscape photos, which I sell in the form of prints and notecards.

For as long as I can remember, I have seen beauty in unexpected places–the way light catches a flower or highlights a face, for instance. The power to capture a moment for eternity is awesome, and I take it very seriously. Many people have a hard time liking photos of themselves, so it fills my heart when someone loves a photo I’ve taken of them. I often capture details and expressions others miss, finding the mundane and making it special.

My proudest moment as a photographer? I spearheaded the Hull Front Steps Project that raised over $14,000 for our local food bank/social service agency, Wellspring. Organizing ten local photographers to take pictures of 200 families on their front steps during the Covid-19 Pandemic was no easy feat. But this labor of love highlighted the power of photography. Beyond raising money, it connected people in our community during a difficult historic time when all hope seemed lost.

I am a Juried Artist Member at the Sea & Sky Show at the Hull Lifesaving Museum, Hull Artists Juried Member Show, and the Scituate Arts Association Juried Show. My work has been featured in the Hull Times and published in the Front Steps Project book, Color Shot Magazine, and Shutter Up Magazine.

I am a singer, a wife to Greg, a mother of four (Lillian, Graham, Caleb, and Jonah), and an avid school volunteer. I am the Secretary of the New England Pandas/PANS Association. I also have a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Photography is simply a different way to communicate. I love all that I do in my life, but it is photography that feeds my soul.


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