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8 Favorite Katy Family Picture Spots


June 21, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

Looking for a great place in Katy to plan your next family or kids photo shoot? Look no further than these iconic Katy scenes.

The Pruitt Family at Cane Island's Community Center. Photo credit: Jessica Buono

Find Your Perfect Picture Spot

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.

Greenhouse at Cane Island 2100 Cane Island Pkwy.

Seasonal themes, 1,500 feet of natural beauty, perfect lighting, and a floor-to-ceiling photo wall, the perfect spot for a family picture or a selfie with your loved ones! Stop by the Amenity Center for a tour and meet Hub, too! The Community Center (see opening picture) is also open to the public.

The Greenhouse at Cane Island


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.


The Katy Train (seasonal) & MKT Railroad Park 5615 1st St.

Prom poses, senior portraits, weddings, birthdays...the M-K-T Caboose is a popular photo spot for any day of the year!



Exploration Park 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.


Rice Dryers Highway Blvd.

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.


Woodcreek Reserve FM 1463 & Kingsland Blvd.

Many Katy families love the rustic bridge and the beautiful greenery for a traditional family portrait. There are restrictions and fees for professional photographers.



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 first birthdays, senior portraits, and more.


LaCenterra Courtyard 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

There are dozens of amazing places to take a photo in this bustling outdoor shopping mall, meticulously maintained. We think the stallion statues, clock tower, or one of the shaded bench areas are 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.

“There is ruined paint in a few places,” says Adrienne Davitz, Katy Heritage Society President, "and sprinkles from cake melted all over the porch."

Katy Heritage Park is one of Katy's most popular picture spots and it often gets abuse from those who go to enjoy its historic beauty.

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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