bio Hi! My name is Kourtney Sellers. I'm a commercial and editorial photographer in Chicago, Illinois. My love of photography started at an early age when, unbeknownst to my parents, I subscribed to several fashion magazines. When an issue arrived, I would devour every last detail—the fashion, the models, the hair and the photography. It wasn't until I took a photo class at the University of Iowa that I seriously considered becoming a photographer. After completing my M.A. in photography at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication, I moved to Chicago to pursue my career. Within three years, I was the sole art buyer/producer at Y&R Chicago where I worked on numerous award-winning advertising campaigns and new business wins. During my 10 years in the advertising industry, I gained valuable knowledge and insight that make me adept at producing outstanding images no matter the circumstances. I am driven to capture beauty in the everyday, and I love bringing fantasy to life. As a young girl, my mother encouraged me to dream. Thirty years have past since my sister and I tried to teach cats how to read in the lofted hay bales of our parents' barn, but the same premise that inspired me then is still with me today: I can do anything; I just have to believe! My love for photographing kids began with my twin nieces. They, like all children, possess an effortless beauty and a passion for surprise. When they were little, I found myself constantly imagining how I would photograph them next. Whether drumming up simple fun in a pile of leaves or being screwballs in front of a backdrop wearing their Sunday best, we always made magic. These days I'm photographing children for national clients like Walgreens, combining simple moments with beauty and surprise. When I'm not taking pictures, I'm redesigning my home on Signal Hill, volunteering my time to worthy causes, catching up with dear friends or creating memories with my wonderful family.