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Kansas City Photography Locations


*PLEASE RESPECT ALL OF THESE LOCATIONS AND THE BEAUTIFUL EARTH. LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT. DO NOT TRESPASS. PURCHASE PERMITS WHEN REQUIRED AND GET PERMISSION WHEN NEEDED*


NATURE:

  • Shawnee Mission Park (Shawnee, KS)

    • Lake & trees

  • Ironwoods Park (Leawood, KS)

    • Red barn, white school house, bridge, lake, fields

  • Loose Park (Kansas City, MO)

  • Overland Park Arboretum (Overland Park, KS)

    • $50 Permit Required on top of Ticket Purchase - Purchase at Info Center

  • Burr Oak Woods (Blue Springs, MO)

    • Permit Required - Purchase Online with Application

    • Tall wooded area

  • Prairie Center Kansas (Olathe, KS)

  • Black Hoof Park (Lenexa, KS)

  • Berkley Riverfront Park (Kansas City, MO)

    • Park at dog park

  • Parkville Nature Sanctuary (Parkville, MO)

    • Waterfalls

  • Red Barn Ranch (Harrisonville, MO)

    • Sunflowers

  • Grinter Farms (Lawrence, KS)

    • Sunflowers

  • Swope Park (Kansas City, MO)

  • Lake Olathe (Olathe, KS)

  • Johnson County Assessors Office (Olathe, KS)

    • Walk through the garden and around back

  • Thompson Barn (Lenexa, KS)

    • Victorian style white house & garden

  • John’s Greenhouse (Kansas City, MO)

    • $60/hour to rent & only one client per hour

  • Cafe Equinox (Shawnee, KS)

    • $50 Permit Required

    • Greenhouse

  • Lake Remembrance (Blue Springs, MO)

  • Kill Creek Park (Olathe, KS)

    • Fields, lake, and docks

  • Powell Gardens (Kingsville, MO)

    • Fee required for entrance

  • Ted Ensley Gardens (Topeka, KS)

    • Near Lake Shawnee

    • Waterfalls, Bridges, Flowers

  • Briarcliff Waterfall Park (Riverside, MO)

  • South Lake Park (Overland Park, KS)

  • Deanna Rose Farmstead (Overland Park, KS)

  • Cedar Lake Park (Olathe, KS)

    • Go through the south entrance, follow the west most trail across the dam and then find a path to the left once you cross the dam going north. Hike down a few rocks and find a beautiful cove with waterfalls and a pool of water

  • Antioch Park (Merriam, KS)

  • Sar-Ko-Par Park (Lenexa, KS)

  • English Landing Park (Parkville, MO)

  • Tryst Falls Park (Excelsior Springs, MO)

  • Kauffman Legacy Park (Kansas City, MO)

  • Quivira Lake (Lake Quivira, KS)

  • Gezer Park (Leawood, KS)

  • Neighborhood Waterfall (Olathe, KS)

  • Cedar Creek Neighborhood Waterfalls (Olathe, KS)


URBAN & CITY:

  • The Historic West Bottoms (Kansas City, MO)

    • Search “Edge of Hell Haunted House”

  • The Crossroads (Kansas City, MO)

    • Search “Mildred’s Coffee Shop”

  • Rooftop Terrace (Kansas City, MO)

    • 10th & 13th - The parking garage for Cosentino’s

  • Bridge over Highway (Kansas City, MO)

    • 1566 Belleview Ave

  • Kansas City Look Out (Kansas City, MO)

    • 1742 Jefferson St

  • Lifeguard Chair (Kansas City, MO)

    • 1714 Jefferson St

  • The River Market (Kansas City, MO)

    • 20 E 5th St

  • Old Olathe (Olathe, KS)

    • Search for the Olathe Courts and walk around


SOLID COLORS:

  • The Crossroads (Kansas City, MO)

    • 103 W 19th St

    • Huge white building, alleys with string lights and murals

  • Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS)

    • No Flash

    • White falls with floor to ceiling windows


RETRO VIBES:

  • Town Topic Hamburgers (Kansas City, MO)

    • 1900 Baltimore Ave

  • Old Gas Station (Paola, KS)

  • Old Phillips 66 (Weston, MO)

  • Rio Theater (Overland Park, KS)


OTHER LOCATIONS:

  • Missouri State Penitentiary (Jeff City, MO)

    • Need Permission

  • Belvoir Winery and Inn (Liberty, MO)

  • Unity Village (Unity Village, MO)

    • $100 if not with a wedding booked there

  • The Kauffman Performing Arts Center (Kansas City, MO)

  • Nelson Atkins Museum (Kansas City, MO)

    • Could potentially need a permit

  • The Liberty Memorial (Kansas City, MO)

  • Union Station (Kansas City, MO)

    • Need a permit for weddings - purchase at ticketing

    • $75 photo permit needed to take photos inside

  • Jazz District (Kansas City, MO)

  • Park Place (Leawood, KS)

  • Prairiefire Museum (Overland Park, KS)

  • Park University (Parkville, MO)

    • “Hogwarts” House

  • Country Club Plaza (Kansas City, MO)

  • Blue & White Staircase (Kansas City, MO)

    • Right outside of McCormick and Schmick’s

  • West Terrace Park (Kansas City, MO)


OUTSIDE OF KANSAS CITY:

  • Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park (Oakley, KS)

    • Do not take anything that is not meant for off roading or expect an extreme hike

  • Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Camdenton, MO)

    • 1491 State Road D

  • Roaring River State Park (Cassville, MO)

    • 12715 Farm Road 2239

  • Salt Plains (Jet, OK)

    • 71189 Harper Rd (not exact)

  • Sand Dunes (Waynoka, OK)

    • 101 Main St

    • They don’t always allow people to walk into the dunes, so call ahead and plan to rent a dune buggy or 4x4

  • Coronado Heights Castle (Smoky View, KS)

  • Prairie State Park (Liberal, MO)

    • 128 NW 150th Ln

  • Old Texaco Shop (Weir, KS)

    • 211 W Main St

  • Wildcat Glades (Joplin, MO)

  • Devil’s Den State Park (Winslow, AR)

    • Cliffs

  • Jolly Mill Park (Pierce City, MO)

    • $5 entrance fee

    • Barn

  • The Flint Hills (Manhattan, KS)

    • There are multiple look outs or you can find someone with private land who is nice and generous

    • You can also drive south on I-35 from KC to Wichita to find some stunning views of the hills

  • Hawksbill Point (Kingston, AR)


STUDIOS:

  • 610 Creatives (Kansas City, MO)

    • $90/hour

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