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CP Creations' moto is 'You Do What You Do Best & We Will Handle The Rest' and with good reason. Your job as the Real Estate Broker is to attend to your buyers and sellers. As professional real estate photographers our job is to help you sell your listings faster and for more.

Recent statistics show that over 80% of home buyers look at listings online before even contacting a Real Estate Professional. This means that your online photos are potential buyer's first showing.

Not only do you get professional service, you get a team of photographers that truly love what they do and take extreme pride in knowing that selling a home is a huge deal. Every property we shoot is treated with the utmost respect, whether it's a $100k or $1 Million property that listing is someone's home. We will always do an initial walk through to ensure everything is ready to go, moving and hiding any items that may distract from creating the best possible image.

The images you receive will always represent the property accurately. The colors and perspective are true to what buyers will see when they walk through the front door.

Your business is always appreciated and we can't wait to work with you!

Meet Your Photographers

Carolyn Pilla

Carolyn Pilla, founder and principal photographer, has an extensive background in Real Estate. In 2005 she started working for a local real estate broker as a receptionist, moving on to work for a mortgage company as a loan processor, finally returning to real estate as a secretary. While working she returned to higher education to receive her degree in Web Design. Working as the secretary for a large Real Estate Broker provided the opportunity to view and work with thousands of images of local real estate. She quickly realized there was a need for something better. In 2011 she left working in the corporate world to found CP Creations and to raise her twin girls. Using her connections and background in Real Estate she was able to build and grow CP Creations as it is today. She continues to learn about the best in Real Estate Photography through continuing education.

Kara Proehl

Kara has been with CP Creations since 2017 and is an exceptional photographer. Kara began her exploration of electronic media on the cusp of the "digital revolution", majoring in Electronic Arts at Missouri State University. Her emphasis is in audio production. One morning, after years of jobs that did not light up her heart, she woke up from a dream with an unforgettable gut feeling to go buy a camera, and start a photography business. The urge was so strong that she couldn't deny it. She made the purchase and started taking pictures. Opportunities started flowing in! Less than a month after buying the camera she booked her first wedding and never looked back. Kara is self taught and has been passionately photographing full time for over 7 years. With over 200 weddings and countless stories and experiences, the passion and drive she possess to make every shoot her best grows exponentially.

Leanna Rolla

Leanna began her photography career in 1999 as a portrait photographer. She immediately joined The Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and The Professional Photographers of America to continue education in photography so that she might better serve her clients and keep current in the industry. In addition to doing Real Estate Photography, Leanna owns and a home-based portrait studio in O’Fallon, Illinois. She joined CP Creations in 2018 and serves the greater St Clair County area.

Leanna recently received her Masters of Photography and Certified Professional Photographer degrees through the Professional Photographers of America.