The last thing you need from Cupid is another box of misshapen bonbons. But a lasting photo of your mini valentine? Picture it with the help of these top local shooters.
Rachel Hudgins playfully documents life’s little moments (baths, school drop-off, crawling sprees). Her Breakfast to Bedtime package captures an entire day’s activities. And with A Year of Portraits, she swings by each month to snap baby’s transformation.
The Best Buddy
Eve Kakassy of Petite Simone slips in like an old friend, choosing relaxed shoot sites like playgrounds or park benches. A whiz with natural light, she uses a variety of cameras (Polaroid, Holga, pinhole, digital) for a range of results.
The Class Act
Children, families, dogs, and favorite toys are fair game for fine art photographer Davina Zagury. Working in her studio, your home, or outdoors, Zagury coaxes smiles from even grumpy posers and puts everything in a beautiful light.
At last — something clicked.
What: At long last, the beautifully tailored Portuguese kids’ clothing brand has landed in NYC.
Why: It’s a Euro star.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., b/t 57th & 58th Sts. (212-753-7300).
Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke
What: Enter the musical duo’s wonderful world of sing-along-worthy tunes about flying fish and dogs that think they’re frogs.
Why: They’re born to be wilde.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th St. Tickets at 212-864-5400 or online at symphonyspace.org.
Cut, Fold, Tear: Paper Animation
What: Animated and live-action short films are reeled for tots ages 5 and up.
Why: Greats like Ludovic – a Crocodile in My Garden and Papiroflexia.
When: Sat., noon-1 p.m.
Where: Museum of Modern Art, 4 W. 54th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., Celeste Bartos Theater (212-708-9805). Tickets at the reception desk at 10 a.m.
What: A boy learns to navigate fourth grade with the help of raucous Uncle Pirate in the energy-filled play.
Why: Smooth sailing.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Vital Theatre Company, 2162 Broadway, at 76th St., 4th flr. Tickets at 212-579-0528.
Photos: Rachel Hudgins; Petite Simone; Davina Zagury