Natural Childhood Photography: A time capsule for your children


Natural Lifestyle Child Photography in the Hudson Valley

Stephanie Lozano Photography

When you think of your childhood, what are your most favorite memories? For me, it was looking for minnows in the lake near our house and exploring the woods. I also loved playing make believe in my backyard of my childhood home, with each rock and tree having a different purpose in my mind. For others, it’s summers at their lake house, jumping through a sprinkler, building a fort, playing in a treehouse, or maybe riding a tree swing high in your backyard. It is different for all of us, but chances are whatever memory you think of, it is simple, nostalgic, and magical.

My interest in natural, lifestyle childhood photography originated from photographs that I took of my own kids. I am a stay at home mom, so picking up my camera and photographing the “ordinary” was a way for me to feel connected to my passion while creating memories in the process. To be perfectly honest, most days I did it for me, to give me a creative outlet in the tough world of motherhood. But I learned something pretty extraordinary in the process. The photographs that I had thought were just “ordinary,” actually turned out to be amazingly true, raw, and authentic descriptions of my kids and their personalities- and those photographs turned into a time capsule of their childhood.

The basis for my photography is to offer my families a different view on traditional photography. I like to go deeper with my creative process, beyond a simple smile for the camera (although those are beautiful too!) and find just what it is that makes your family unique and special and capture those moments. I document traditional posed pictures, but I also offer in all of my photography packages, a more genuine and organic view into your family. The photographs where kids are belly laughing, or jumping in the air with total glee- those are my absolute favorite! Photographs can be taken at lakes, rivers, parks, and fields. We are blessed in the Hudson Valley, and tri-state area to have true outdoor playgrounds. It can be about children exploring, playing, swinging, laughing. What are some favorite memories of your kids? What do you wish you could bottle up and just save forever?

So, if you are the nostalgic type, and are looking for an authentic, storyteller feel to photographs of your children, please reach out and say hello! I’d love to learn more about your kiddos and have the opportunity to capture them in the most real way. In my nostalgic childhood sessions, I encourage children to be comfortable and have fun in their favorite spots, doing their favorite activities…it’s really all about them! These sessions are great for marking milestones as well. If you are looking for an organic way to commemorate birthdays or special occasions, these sessions are perfect. I love to go beyond the studio and posed photographs, and capture all the authenticity, so when you look back in ten, fifteen, and twenty years, you can remember and feel the memories and moments- just exactly what types of things they loved to do, their favorite clothes, and their favorite hangouts.

If you are interested in learning more about these sessions, and why they may just be the perfect fit for your family, please say hello! You can also find more information on this collection here.

Can’t wait to connect!



I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authentic documentation. Our stories and truths are not only a gift for ourselves, but also through the generations, becoming treasured keepsakes as proof of our place and time. My passion lies in storytelling that focuses on your present moments. Whether our adventures take us deep into the Hudson Valley, high in the Catskill Mountains, or within the comfort of your home, it is always about where you are meant to be and where you feel the most alive.