Your Candid Memories: When You’re Not A Client You’re Family

Cynthia Holsclaw-Francis would love to say she has this big, dramatic story about how she became a photographer. But honestly, it’s as simple as her picking up a camera when she was 14 years old and never putting it down again. “I just instantly fell in love with it,” she said.

It was apparent even from that young age that Cynthia was pretty good at taking pictures. Not just any photos, though — bold, colorful images that artfully capture precious memories that often go by so fast that they get lost forever. And for the past 13 years, Denton County families have relied on her to do exactly that for them. At Your Candid Memories Photography, Cynthia and her tag team partner, Lyndi Augustine, have become the go-to photography tandem for everything from newborns, families, children, and maternity photos to senior photos, beautiful bridal portraits, and wedding photography. They bring excitement and teamwork to each session and are continually lauded for their ability to work with children. They are available for home or outdoor sessions, but they can just as easily host you and your family at the YCM studio in Old Town Lewisville. Their studio has a “client closet” chock full of newborn and maternity props, outfits, and more to make each photograph stand out.

“Not every photographer provides those items for their clients, but we think it helps put people at ease so that they enjoy the experience as much as possible,” Cynthia said. “This might sound cheesy, but I always like to say that we specialize in people. Our attitude is down-to-earth. We like having fun with each session. We want people to feel comfortable scheduling an appointment with us and knowing that we are going to capture their most precious memories.”

The proof is in the pudding. Your Candid Memories was voted best photographer in the annual Best of Denton County awards in 2017, 2018, and 2020. They were a Top 3 finisher in 2019.

Awards aside, Cynthia simply wants to be your photographer — and to make you smile.

“We are all about building lasting relationships. That’s why we do what we do.”

469.583.2819 189 Elm St. Suite 108, Lewisville, TX 75057

photo courtesy of Cynthia Holsclaw-Francis

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