Best Places for a Kansas City Photo

It’s no secret that the Kansas City and surrounding areas offer some of the best historical architecture, impressive monuments and museums, stadiums, parks, and sites to see. From our skylines to our open fields, our neck of the woods is a pretty photogenic destination. Snapping selfies, cute kid pictures, or showing off your love is fun in selfie mode or by hiring one of the many talented photographers in the area. Choosing where your photo session will be is question that has been asked a lot in  local parenting groups. I think we can all name the classic spots, but there are so many more unique backdrops. Sites that are highlighting local artists and showing off vibrant scenes and cool designs. So grab your selfie stick, or schedule your favorite photographer to check out some of these colorful choices.

Be Yourself
I love this one. Such a perfect spot for pictures of the kiddos. We plan to take frequent pictures here to show growth. Located in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Don’t miss these balloons.


One of the sweetest backgrounds around. The colors, hearts, and lettering make this another must in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Perfect for couples or kids. Show off your fairytale love at this spot.

Be Cool
This gorgeous lady is full of vibrant colors and life. Strike a pose with her in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Shes right by Metanoia, so you can swing inside and grab a drink and snack from their Nourished Nook.



Fly Away
Find these beautifully detailed wings in Downtown Parkville in Photo Op Ally. These would be so fun to pose with in prom or wedding dresses, but perfect for any day when you feel like flying away. 

There are some really cool spots around the KC area showing off the insane graffiti skills from local artists.  From Westport to the West Bottoms around parks and on building sides, find some great colors and designs to get in front of. Maternity, senior, engagement, or just for fun finding these spots yourself is all part of the photo adventure.

Kids Murals
If you are not quite up for adventuring around to find graffiti there are some really fun kid friendly murals. Fun graphics and kid friendly locations. Its always fun for kiddos to see themselves in front of one of these murals. Snap one and (actually) print it off for them to see. 


The Ultimate Insta Background
Check out The Maker Mural on Madison. We love how local artists were highlighted in each section of impressive wall. We are excited to see more and more photographers come from this perfect backdrop stop.


Have fun taking photos. Choose some out of the ordinary places for your next shoot. Explore the area to find all these awesome backdrops! And of course, please be careful and respectful of the area on your Best Place for a Photo adventure! 

I’m Jessica! Married to my best friend and mother to some pretty wonderful little people. My family makes this life pretty exciting and I strive to do my best to make this world better for them. I grew up in rural Colorado but decided to trade it all in for a life changing move to the Caribbean islands. After 3.5 years of world traveling and beach bumming, I decided to plant roots in Kansas City. We now call the charming city of Lee’s Summit home and couldn’t be happier with this amazing community. I am the owner of Lee's Summit PLAY and work hard to promote learning and adventure in youth. I love to shop small and support all of our wonderful local business owners. My favorite parts of this area of Missouri are the fantastic local breweries, beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, and the passion behind all of the welcoming people. You can usually find me sipping a local brew, working on a community project to spread love and kindness, and experiencing all the Lee’s Summit and the Kansas City area have to offer.