You have no problem picking your kid out in a photo; he’s the one making the monkey face.
Too bad his real smile never makes it into pics.
Nancy Nguyen-Wong of Bug and Bean Photography has a knack for capturing authentic emotion on celluloid. Her portraits of newborns, kids, and moms-to-be are relaxed and organic — and refreshingly frameworthy.
A mother of four herself, Nancy knows all about short attention spans. A typical two-to-three-hour session unfolds casually (in your own home or a favorite stomping ground) amid chitchat and natural light, with breaks for snacks and wardrobe changes. Once the photos are developed, Nancy will help you select the best shot.
We guarantee you’ll be stuck for choice.
Bug and Bean Photography (408-470-0707 or bugandbeanphoto.com).
Halloween at The Candy Store
What: Drop by for a fully stocked cart with free candy for all (even the costumeless).
Why: Nibble a bit.
When: Fri., 3-7 p.m.
Where: 1507 Vallejo St., near Polk St. (415-921-8000).
El Día de los Muertos Art Adventures
What: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with hands-on crafts (paper flowers and mini altars), music, and traditional treats.
Why: You’re a lively gang.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Crissy Field Center, Mason St., near Halleck St., bldg. 603. Register online at parksconservancy.org or call 415-561-7765.
What: Introduce moppets to the whimsy of Alexander Calder’s mobiles, with free museum admission, a tour, and a screening of Calder’s Circus.
Why: Hang it all.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Family tour, 1 p.m.; film, 2 p.m.
Where: Koret Visitor Education Center, SFMOMA, 151 3rd St., b/t Howard & Mission Sts. (415-357-4000).