TEXAS – Couple says woman confronted family during 1-year-old’s birthday photo shoot
Couple says woman confronted family during 1-year-old’s birthday photo shoot
Photo shoots in the neighborhood have been a topic of discussion in the past by the Broadacres Home Owners Association, which had tried to ban photo shoots located on the North, South and West Boulevards, but in 2017 the city said the esplanades are in the right of way.
By Sophia Beausoleil – ReporterPosted: 10:11 PM, February 18, 2019
HOUSTON – It was supposed to be a memorable moment for the parents of a soon-to- be 1-year girl, but the photo shoot to capture the milestone will be remembered for a different reason. The Allen family said while taking pictures and 30 minutes into their photo shoot a woman started to harass them. They also accused her of putting her hands on the father as he recorded the encounter.
“These were our first professional shots we have taken of the baby since she’s been born,” said Kelyn Allen, the mother. “It was something that was supposed to be very special for us, and I hate the fact that, when I look at these pictures, this is what I have to remember.”Broadacres, which is near the Museum District, has become a popular spot for people to take pictures for weddings engagements, birthdays and other occasions, because of the beautiful landscape.Isaiah Allen and his wife, Kelyn Allen, were excited about their daughter, Anja’s first birthday and wanted to capture the moment with a photo shoot .Initially, they had planned on taking pictures at Hermann Park, but it was too busy, so their photographer suggested Broadacres. It happened to be the same spot where the Allens had their engagement pictures taken, and they did not have a problem there in the past.“It was pretty quiet. There were some other photographers taking pictures, people walking their dogs, couples, so it was pretty peaceful, pretty quiet,” Isaiah Allen said. “A lot of people said, ‘Cute baby.’ They were smiling, that sort of thing.”But the Allen family said that all changed when a woman pulled up and approached them. They were repositioning some of the props when the woman driving a Jaguar rolled up. The video shows the woman walk up to them barefoot, with a cellphone in hand and her Pomeranian in the other. “She’s yelling things like, “You’re trampling the grass, that we pay for, you need to leave,’ even though we were on the walkway talking the picture,” said Isaiah Allen. “She said, ‘You’re on private property. You need to get your stuff out now.’ (She was) very aggressive, in our face. It was escalating to the point where my wife suggested I start recording.” Read more: