Robert Painter


Robert (Rob) Painter, President and owner, of Pix by Painter has had a love for photography all his life. He decided to turn that love into a local business and share his talent within the real estate industry.  In 2009, Rob was a real estate broker with Keller Williams in St. Charles, IL.  After a few years he decided to "focus" his attention on real estate photography.


Pix by Painter was founded 2013. We operate our business throughout the entire Chicagoland area; however, we have traveled as far as Galena, IL to accommodate our real estate clients. Rob has photographed all types of homes and businesses; such as condos to million-dollar residential, commercial, and agricultural properties.

Additionally, he works with interior designers and builders for more detailed photos and portfolios.  


Rob also enjoys landscapes, nature, and outdoor portraits. However, his favorite photos are twilight and night time photography. 

Kayla Painter


Kayla Painter is a photographer with Pix by Painter. She joined our team in 2015 as an assistant and after extensive training with Rob; Kayla has proven her photography skills. She is a natural behind the camera and can envision each angle of a room. Kayla is meticulous and will capture the story from each photo shoot. Kayla enjoys working in a team environment and as an individual. She has been requested by a number of real estate brokers as their photographer of choice.


Cynthia Painter

Office Manager/Owner/Photographer

Cynthia (Cyndee) Painter, Office Manager and owner, of Pix by Painter joined the team in 2016. Her role has been multifaceted, as she assists with the administrative and daily operations of the business. In addition, she assists the photographers on site and is a photographer as well.  Her background and knowledge of finance, real estate, and loan originating/servicing for the past 15 years has been an advantage, as she understands the needs of the brokers and clients. 


Cyndee also enjoys video editing, slideshow projects, backdrop portraits, and special events. Her favorite photos are from travel photography.

Austin Winquist


Austin Winquist is a photographer with Pix by Painter. He joined our team in 2018 and after extensive training with Rob; he has proven his photography skills. Austin had taken photography classes in school and already has the knowledge of the mechanics of the camera. Austin has an eye for real estate photography among other types of photography. He has been on several shoots and has been complimented by several real estate brokers. He is extremely easy to work with and will give input based on any given situation.


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