What is a Remembrance Session?


Hudson Valley Family and Newborn Photographer

Stephanie Lozano Photography

I have always been drawn to all elements of the human condition. That is what brought me to my nursing career in neonatal intensive care. I witnessed the high of highs, and with that, came the low of lows. As strange as it may sound, feeling like I could do a small part to comfort and console a grieving family, made me feel like my job mattered, and that I was making a difference. When I left nursing to stay home with my kids, that drive never left me. I realized that photography is an incredible art that can be used for a similar purpose. If I could continue to somehow do my part, to help families that may be going to unimaginable tragedies or sorrows, I wanted to. This led me to create my Remembrance Sessions.

I try to not overly define these. Generally speaking, I have created these as a tool for families to memorialize a loved one or situation. For instance, a loved one has gone home to hospice care, or maybe recently diagnosed with a terminal condition. A family that may be going through the unimaginable loss of an infant or child. It can be also used as a celebratory way, to celebrate the last chemo treatment, or overcoming a seemingly impossible hurdle. I am open to a variety of situations, and willing to lend my tools as a photographer to create a legacy for your family.

We work closely prior to your session, so that I have a clear understanding of your story and the circumstances. I create imagery that is guided by your preferences and requests. I never will take any photographs that you are not comfortable with. I am here to lend my services in the best way that you see fit.

Please know, I am aware and sensitive to the fact that not all phases in life are happy and joyous. I still believe strongly that if you want a side of your story to be told that may be painful, but important nonetheless, I am here for you. Please reach out below if you have any questions or would like to speak to me regarding a remembrance session.

In love and light



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.