While a quick google search will turn up a million and one ways to shoot the best photos for Instagram in Houston, finding the perfect spot for a good photo session is almost as hard as finding someone who can get your angles right.
To make your life a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of cool places to take pictures if your find yourself spending some time in Houston!
1. Houston Graffiti BuildingLocation: 1503 Chartres St.
If you've never shot in front of a graffiti wall, then this is your chance to add a touch of spunk onto your feed. The word ‘graffiti’ is practically synonymous with ‘Insta-worthy’ at this point. On its own or as part of your background, graffiti art is the instant way to add some edge to your aesthetic.
2. Rothko ChapelLocation: 3900 Yupon St.
*note* Photos are not permitted within the chapel* This is one of the most serene places to take pictures in Houston. Recognized as a major work of modern art, this memorial is dedicated to those who have suffered at the hands of hate. Try not to lose yourself in the remarkable beauty of its outside space, because the interior of this chapel is equally as impressive.
Inside, you’ll find a sacred space draped with 14 abstract paintings from the artist, Mark Rothko. Although photos aren’t permitted inside the chapel, there’s more than enough to work with on the outside.
3. Rosemont BridgeLocation: Buffalo Bayou
Calling all hopeless romantics! This pedestrian bridge is one of the most adorable places to take pictures in Houston. Aside from the love locks, there’s also a pretty spectacular view of the skyline since this bridge is situated right above Allen Parkway.
If you’re looking for a laid-back spot to take pictures with your lover (or maybe some solo shots with a city skyline), Buffalo Bayou Park is your best bet.
4. Houston Museum of Natural ScienceLocation: 5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Time to grow your IG feed and mind - head over to the Museum of Natural Science for some "out of this world" photo inspo. Museums and art galleries are the best places for refined ‘candids.’ Set up a timer, strike an inquisitive pose, and enjoy the ambiance!
5. Planter and StemsLocation: 1001 Main St.
This isn’t your typical art installation. This whimsical work of art by local artist, Floyd Newsum, will give your pictures a surreal vibe. With so many highlighted colors, you'll surely find a corner that matches your aesthetic - happy hunting!
6. The Glassell School of ArtLocation: 5101 Montrose Blvd.
Every minimalists architectural dream - say hello to the esteemed Glassell School of Art. Architect, Steven Holl, has given us a lot to admire, from a ramped roof garden to an outdoor sculpture park, the glass and concrete structures make this one of the most modern places to take pictures in Houston. Your photos will be so CLEAN.
7. Wings Over WaterLocation: 1767 Avenida De Las Americas
Your Insta-game will reach new heights with this 30-foot-tall standing metaphor. This kinetic sculpture has become an iconic monument for Downtown Houston, located just outside of the George R. Brown Convention Centre.
The best thing about this sculpture is that it lights up in the evening, so you can take photos at any hour of the day.
8. Minute Maid ParkLocation: 501 Crawford St.
You just might hit a homerun with your next photo session at Minute Maid Park. Use this as an opportunity to show your followers some of your hometown pride (it's ok if you're not from Houston, go Astro's)!
9. The Kitchen at The DunlavyLocation: 3422 Allen Pkwy.
Crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling glass windows (perfect lighting situation), what more could you ask for? The elegant interior of this eatery will give your photos a magical quality. And you can grab some brunch while you’re there. Ultimate win-win situation.
10. Sam Houston ParkLocation: 1000 Bagby St.
Forget about using filters to add a vintage quality to your photos, this is the real deal. As the first park to be established in the city, full of heritage and historic homes, there’s a lot for you to work with!
11. El Gato CoffeehouseLocation: 508 Pecore St.
If you’re a cat person, you’ll be happy to hear that you can get your caffeine fix AND play with kittens at El Gato Coffeehouse! Without a doubt, this is going to become one of your favorite places to take pictures in Houston.