A native of
Lebanon, Aurora Ellensee Hooper has lived in town for 21
years. She is a
Lyman Memorial High School graduate from the class of 2014.
Attending undergraduate school at Full Sail
University, in FL, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science
specializing in Film, in May of 2016.
several awards prior to attending film school, including The
2014 Quiet Corner Film Festival's Best Cinematography and
Best Film awards, and the Connecticut High School Fine Arts
directed the short film that awarded Lyman a $10,000 grant
from the TV show, Glee, for the school's art program.
graduation, Aurora realized her love for New England and
headed back up north. Today she works at L.L.Bean as a
photography assistant at their studio in Westbrook, Maine.
There, she helps create the photos used for the Bean catalog
and website. On the weekends, she teaches Stand Up Paddling
on the Connecticut River for L.L.Bean. She also works
freelance, shooting and editing wedding films, shooting
senior portraits, engagement photos, and much more.
Her greatest love
is the outdoors. You can find her downhill skiing, mountain
biking in VT, swimming, kayaking and hiking.
If it's outdoors, she's in!
You'll find many
familiar faces within Aurora's work, as she uses close
friends from town as models. She believes everyone deserves
portrait and a sweet Instagram.
In the future,
Aurora plans to visit every national park, ski the alps, and
purchase a vintage Jeep Wagoneer.
Interested in a
shoot? Send her message via
or on Instagram.