Hetty studied both at the Netherlands Photo Academy and the Netherlands Film Academy where she graduated as a film director in 2015. In 2017 she conceptualised and directed the television movie, Jungle, which was nominated for two 'Gouden Kalveren', taking home one of these. Her most recent short film, Nothing to Declare, was the official Dutch entry for the Oscars in 2018. Besides her film career she also works as a professional photographer and has set up her own studio in the heart of Amsterdam. Her most recent work has been portrait photos for Dutch actors and actresses but after becoming pregnant herself has expanded her portfolio to stylish pregnancy shoots.