San Antonio wedding photographers. I capture emotional moments unobtrusively. Also serving Houston, Dallas, Austin, Texas Gulf Coast and the U.K/Europe.

Are you looking for something that’s different? Someone who isn’t following all the wedding trends? My style goes against the grain of clichéd wedding photography. A photographer who is artistic, unique and has a hands-off approach. Succinctly, I’m a documentary or reportage style wedding photographer.  True authentic in-between moments and unobtrusive low-light photography sum up my vision.  Defined by my love for geometry and composition in the frame without the subject being aware of the camera, I never shoot to a formula and do not direct except for some group and couple shots.

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From Britain, I moved to Texas in 2006, and I’m available for weddings in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, the Gulf Coast and destinations everywhere.

I bring you images that celebrate your beauty and the all the magical moments of your wedding day. Working artfully and unobtrusively, I shoot from the heart to capture stand alone photographs that are beautifully timeless and always at the height of style.

Voted best of weddings 2016 by The Knot. Named Top 20 wedding photographer in Texas by Bridebox. Over the last ten years, winner of over 35 International WPJA, ISPWP and Fearless awards. Published in PDN, Popular Photography Magazine, bridal magazines including Modern Luxury Houston Brides.

Come meet me in my cozy studio or skype. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Couple departing a Chinese wedding reception at Rio Plaza

Couple departing a Chinese wedding reception at Rio Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

Emotional moment for father of the bride - Photo by Philip Thomas

Emotional moment for father of the bride just moments before the wedding ceremony

Terranea-Resort-Coast Wedding California-Philip Thomas Photography

Terranea Resort Coastal Wedding in Los Angeles, California – Philip Thomas Photography

Bride descends staircase at St. Paul's Cathedral Houston Texas

Bride descends staircase prior to wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Houston, Texas

Just married couple brides gets carried over shoulder by groom at wedding ceremony

Bride and groom just married gets picked up over shoulder as veil flies in the air.

Boys on dance floor Rio Plaza

A boy at a reception floor, Rio Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

Jewish couple signing Ketubah

Jewish couple signing Ketubah at Juiia Ideson Library, Houston Texas.

South Asian Wedding blessing by father of the bride

Father of the bride blesses son in a Hindu South Asian Wedding

Flower girls holding hands in a circle captured with a slow shutter Leica M

Flower girls in a circle captured with a slow shutter Leica M at The Kendall Plantation, Boerne, Texas

Couple leave W Hotel, Austin wedding

Couple leave W Hotel, Austin wedding with sparklers

Couple toast

Award winning image – Couple toast at The Houstonian, Houston Texas

Bride waits with mother at Welfare Cafe

As the ceremony starts, mother and daughter final touches at Welfare Cafe, Texas

Jewish couple at W Hotel in Austin, Texas

Jewish wedding couple moments before tying the knot at The W Hotel, Austin, Texas

Sister in law hugs bride at JW Marriott San Antonio

Sister in law hugs the bride at JW Marriott San Antonio

Bride at Lost Missions, Hill Country wedding

Bride patiently sits at Lost Missions, Hill Country wedding

Gobo on a brides dress glows blue

A bride’s dress glows blue from the couples gobo toward the end of a wedding reception

A bride's legs criss cross on the sofa . My tribut to HCB.

This shot is a tribute to my favorite photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. A shot of a brides legs

House of Blues in Houston wedding reception photographer Philip Thomas

House of Blues in Houston wedding reception shows bride dancing with friends and family.

New York City Engagement Ice Cream

New York City Engagement Ice Cream Shoot as NYC cab drives by

Denver Wedding Photography at Crooked Willow Farms as bride walks with father

Denver Wedding Photography at Crooked Willow Farms shot from the bar as bride walks down the aisle with father

Mother adjusts brides veil through the bride's getting ready room

Reflecting of a mirror, mother of the brides adjust the finishing touches to the brides veil.

Wedding selfie children in back of limo with brides sister.

Flower girls in back of limo strike a selfie with sister of the bride. A WPJA award winning image.

A boy looks bored in a church pew - ISPWP award winning image

A humorous image of a boy looking very bored in a church pew

First dance father and daughter in Austin, Texas

Father daughter first dance at a wedding reception in Saltlick BBQ reception in Austin

The Westin Hill Country wedding reception as couple sit and look bored

Couple wait and look bored at Westin Hill Country wedding reception in San Antonio, Texas

Coupe slow dance at St. Anthony Hotel San Antonio, Texas with arms wrapped around shoulders

Brides wraps arms around groom’s neck glass of wine at St. Anthony’s Hotel

Bride checks herself in mirror

Bride checks herself in mirror at Knibbe Ranch, Texas

Knibble Ranch Bride and father

Bride and father moments before walking the aisle for wedding at Knibble Ranch

Eating cake Rio Plaza Wedding Reception

Eating cake at the Rio Plaza in San Antonio Wedding Reception

W Hotel Austin Brides Hangs Wedding Dress

A bride at W Hotel Austin hangs her dress before getting ready

Boy playing games reception

Boy playing games reception at W Hotel, Austin

Father and son dancing and laughing at wedding

Father and son do a little dance before fathers daughters marries

Couple's engagement shoot in Austin

Couple engagement shoot, share a coffee in a Austin coffee shop

“I just don’t even know where to start except to say hire Philip Thomas if you want perfect wedding photos. Most wedding photogs these days claim they are “documentary style” photographers, which is misleading. They pose moments. You know…they tell you, “Ok, walk toward me hand in hand but look at each other and smile.” And out pops a photo that looks like it was a caught moment. But in your heart, you know. Philip Thomas captures the real, actual, raw moments. The moment where your husband is holding your train so it doesn’t drag in the dirt. The moment your best friend leans over and whispers, “you’re perfect together.” And then he shows them to you in photos and you feel like you never missed a thing. He’s fabulous to work with, punctual, friendly, always available by email if not phone. And if my review isn’t swaying you, really look at the photos on his website. I think they say more than 1,000 words…”    ~ CLAIRE M.

Fearless Award Winning Image

Bride dresses in reflection of American at Purple Sage Ranch. A Fearless Award Winning Image

Flower girl twirls as boy looks on

Flower girl twirls as boy looks on in awe with mesmerized look on his face

Bets man ties groom tie on his wedding day

Groom tying his tie by best man as a ranch in Colorado with Fer Juaristi

Brides veil catches sun light at Don Strange Flower Girl

Brides veil catches sun light at Don Strange as Flower Girl passes

Couple depart The Woodlands Country Club with sparklers

Couple depart The Woodlands Country Club with sparklers in Spring, Houston

 

SAN ANTONIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

A San Antonio-based British wedding photographer, I specialize shooting documentary, unobtrusive, unscripted, story-telling images that capture peak moments of real life, rather than typical wedding clichés. Weddings can be and appear so formulaic and even contrived. My images however, dig down to the essence of this ritual, as if I were invisible or a fly on the wall. Primarily working in San Antonio and Houston, Austin, (also Dallas and the Gulf Coast) with the choice of two Leica M’s & M9 for my wedding work. I travel all over Texas and U.S. and internationally, passport in hand.

Check out my blog to see the venues I have photographed at, including The Verandah, St Anthony Hotel, JW Marriott, La Cantera Resort, The Marquardt Ranch, Kendall Plantation, Knibbe Ranch in Boerne, Pecan Grove at Saltlick and W Hotel in Austin.

I embrace the challenge of capturing your wedding day and those fleeting moments, be it a small intimate wedding or a grand luxurious setting. It’s fine art with less posing.

HOUSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Having a wedding in Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, Sugar Land, Galveston or nearby?

Is serve the Texas cities of Houston, Austin and Dallas. Check out my blog to see the venues in the Houston area photographed, including River Oaks Country Club, The Rice Hotel, The Astorian, The Hobby Center, House of Blues, The Sonesta Hotel, Carlton Woods Creekside in The Woodlands, The Omni, Ellington Field Airport, The Petroleum Club of Houston, The Gallery, The Four Seasons, The Houstonian, Houston Heights Fire Station, The Bell Tower on 34th and The Julia Ideson Library.

I also capture multi-cultural weddings, including Iranian, Lebanese, Islamic, South Asian, Indian, Pakistani, Greek, Filipino,  Jewish ceremonies, to LGBT or same-sex weddings among others.

DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I also serve New York, The Bahamas, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Florida, New England, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other wedding destinations worldwide. He has photographed many gorgeous destinations including Rockleigh Country Club in New Jersey, Terranea Resort in Los Angeles and Loretto Spa in Santa Fe.

Destination wedding rates include all travel fees, making it easy to fit my pricing into your budget. Even if I’m not close to you, don’t worry. Meetings can be set up via Skype, Google Hangout or FaceTime.

 

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