These are so many beautiful places in the Kansas City Metro area. Here are a few places that could be great for a number of photo sessions.

Unity Village
1901 NW Blue Parkway
Unity Village, MO 64065

Very diverse are that can provide many different backdrops. Weekends may be tricky as several wedding ceremonies are held here.

Powell Gardens
1609 NW U.S. Highway 50
Kingsville, MO 64061

The gardens charge $25 per hour of photography. This is in addition to admission fees which are $10 for adults and $4 for children ages five to 12.

Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108

Requires a $75 facility fee for professional photography. Offers 850,000 square feet of beautiful architecture, ceilings, and windows.

Country Club Plaza
4750 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64112

If we can work around all the pedestrians and find parking this offers some neat options. There are fountains and unique architecture.

Loose Park
5200 Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64112

Pretty popular for events and people just enjoying the outdoors. There are a good handful of different areas for different looks.

Sporting Park
1 Sporting Way
Kansas City, KS 66111

This facility can be a portrait location in the bleachers for up to 2 hours for $250. You can even get on the field for a portrait session for a large $500. It isn’t open on game days and is only accessible between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Kauffman Stadium
1 Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129

You can do the “Grand Slam Tour” of the Royals’ home stadium. We will have a tour guide with a golf cart. There is no access to the field or locker rooms but the rest of the stadium is available for portrait sittings. Fees are $55 per person, they don’t charge for the photographer. Tours are not available on game days.

Arrowhead Stadium
1 Arrowhead Dr
Kansas City, MO 64129

You are welcome to make portraits of the exterior of the stadium from the parking lots. The interior of the stadium is not open for portrait sessions.

Museum at Prairiefire
5801 W. 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Open Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Only available after hours and must call in advance to make sure there is not an event planned. Not a lot of variety but it offers such a beautiful colorful stain glass background.

Leawood Park
Near 10601 Lee Blvd
Leawood, KS 66206

Different options like classic ponds, streams and wooden bridges that are always popular. Not too over populated which is nice.

Watts Mill
Near 1201 W. 103rd St
Kansas City, MO 64114 (Behind Jasper’s)

This little secret is hidden back behind some businesses. Offers a great water fall and some neat rock formations. Also, not far from Santa Fe Trail which could expand the backdrop options.