KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
November 18, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
‘Tis the season for family pictures. Katy families and photographers have a great selection of beautiful and historical places right here in Katy to capture the perfect family images.
Katy families love the steps of the historical homes at Katy Heritage Park. Photo credit: Chanburton Photography
From posed family pictures to fun action shots, these Katy locations offer families and photographers the perfect angle to capture the best photography. Remember to have fun but always respect your surroundings. Keep these popular spots pristine for all to enjoy.
Katy Heritage Homes
6001 George Bush Dr.
Moms and dads love to pose on the steps of Katy’s carefully preserved Heritage homes, and it’s a popular spot for holiday portraits first birthdays, senior portraits, and more.
You’ll Love Katy Mural
6001 George Bush Dr.
No collection of family portraits is complete without posing in front of the iconic, “You’ll love Katy Mural” just across the street from City Hall in historic Katy.
Paul D. Rushing Park
9114 Katy Hockley Rd.
Photo credit: Katie Ruth Priest Photography
With bridges and natural landscape (including wetlands,) families and local photographers love Paul D. Rushing Park. It’s also home to a popular dog park so families with furry children can enjoy the fun!
The Katy Train & MKT Railroad Park
5615 1st St.
Holiday pictures, prom poses, senior portraits, weddings, birthdays…the M-K-T Caboose is a popular photo spot for any day of the year!
Willow Fork Park
SH 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Photo credit: Radiant Film and Photo
Katy families love to combine a photo session with play and photographers can capture great moments through this.
“It has a park for the kids to play on after photos, and is just so open with many photo opportunities,” says Joan and Jordan of Radiant Film and Photo.
15020 Cinco Park Rd.
Bright and colorful, the backdrop at Exploration Park is ideal for capturing beautiful photos of your little ones as they play.
Cardiff Rice Dryers
Another “historic Katy” photo hot spot, the rice dryers give any photo shoot a vintage, small town charm that you’ll be proud to display at home. Please note that the Cardiff Rice Dryers are privately owned so people seeking photography cannot go inside.
FM 1463 & Kingsland Blvd.
Photo credit: Kaila Leigh Photography
Many Katy families love the rustic bridge and the beautiful greenery for a traditional family portrait. There are restrictions and fees for professional photographers.
“It is one of my favorite locations to take pictures because the lighting is beautiful nearly every hour of the day,” says local photographer Kaila Leigh Brendle.
LaCenterra Courtyard and Mural
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
There are dozens of amazing places to take a photo in this bustling outdoor shopping mall, meticulously maintained. Don’t miss the beautiful floral mural by Katy artist Tyler Kay. The stallion statues, clock tower, or one of the shaded bench areas are also perfect for a group shot.
Editor’s Note: Some of these places have restrictions or fees for professional photographer use. Please check with each management company for details.
Care for Katy’s Photo Spots
No matter if you are a professional photographer or a family just taking your own pictures, Katy families need to respect these beautiful community locations and clean up after themselves.
“The gate is still broken at the Stockdick House from kids standing on it for pictures,” says Adrienne Davitz, Katy Heritage Society President.
Davitz says that props are often left behind including glitter and smashed cake. People pin up banners and signs for photo shoots and leave damage on the buildings and fence.
Respect where you take pictures and care for our community.
Did we miss one of your favorite Katy photo spots? Share it with us in the comments.
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