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HI! I AM PHILIP THOMAS

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My Philosophy

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for taking the time to view my work. I’m an Englishman in the Alamo city; a San Antonio wedding photographer capturing weddings in Texas. I’m also a Austin, Galveston and Houston wedding photographer. Increasingly, I photograph out of state weddings along the East and West Coast.

Primarily, I anticipate moments. I capture all the authentic in-between moments. My style is artistic and unobtrusive with a hands-off approach.  I use mostly available light with the emphasis on you and your loved ones. Weddings are a celebration, an emotional roller coaster and I’m there to capture it all. I want to hear your story. Let me tell it. Telling your story is my goal and above all, your wedding day should be FUN!

The Way I Work

I’m not a conventional wedding photographer. All you have to do is peruse my multi-cultural galleries to see that. My background is in photojournalism. I started in newspapers 20 plus years ago in England. All my life, I have studied photography. When I shoot your wedding day, I anticipate and capture unobtrusively. Forget about the latest wedding trends and photographic clichés. My work is defined by my love for what makes us human, EMOTION being just one of those traits that make a wedding day so powerful. Geometry and composition in the frame without the subject being aware of the camera is what I look for in my viewfinder. I never shoot to a formula, do not direct or stage photos except for 15-20 minutes of group and couple photos, an integral part of your wedding day. I capture the ‘LIFE’ of your wedding day including all the details, in moody monochrome and color. I love to photograph seemingly simple but complex images, all without prompting or directing you. Check your date here.

The Way It Works

After meeting in person at my studio or via FaceTime/Skype and you decide I’m your wedding photographer, the next step is to secure the wedding day. We do that with a retainer and agreement all of which can be completed online. I show up on your wedding day with my Leica cameras ready to document the day. There are no set hours. I’m there from getting ready until the end. Once I’m back at my office, I back up your images and those backups are backed up. I then edit every single image. This will take some time to have ready, usually 4-6 weeks and uploaded to a password protected website where you can share with friends and family. They too can purchase prints from that point. You will have a beautiful blend of images in monochrome and color, available to cherish forever.

Family picture Philip Thomas

 A international award-winning wedding photographer, I capture the ‘LIFE’ of your wedding day in a discreet documentary style.

 

THE ART OF STORYTELLING

The Stories

LISA AND JONATHAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | THE ASTORIAN

These are my favorites from Lisa and Jonathan's wedding at The Astorian. You can see their engagement session here. We s ...
November 15, 2016

WEDDING – JOHN + DAN – MARINA del REY, LOS ANGELES

Lovely couple John and Dan tied the knot at Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles a couple of weekends ago. I was fortu ...
October 31, 2016

Madera Estates Wedding – Anna + Clark

I'm so blessed and fortunate to meet and work with amazing couples. Anna and Clark have amazing chemistry and just seem ...
July 19, 2016

THE DOMINION COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING + RECEPTION

Erin and Saif married at The Dominion Club in San Antonio. It was a perfect day for a perfect couple. I love to capture ...
March 8, 2016

HOUSTON HEIGHTS FIRE STATION WEDDING + RECEPTION

Jennifer and Eddie's wonderful winter wedding a couple of weeks ago at Houston Heights Fire Station. You can view a few ...
February 5, 2016

W Hotel Wedding Austin, Texas | Jessica + Colin

The W Hotel in Austin, Texas hosted Jessica and Colin's Jewish wedding along with their dog, Piper. Thanks to a past bri ...
October 28, 2015

DEEPA + NEHAL – SOUTH ASIAN WEDDING – NEW JERSEY

A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure photographing Deepa and Nehal's South Asian Wedding in New Jersey. The weath ...
September 11, 2015

Wedding – Lisa + Dom – Viva la France

Certainly one of my favorite weddings of 2015. Lisa and Dom flew into San Antonio from Paris, France. I first meet Lisa ...
September 3, 2015