MODERN
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY





Documentary storytelling

San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Texas

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Philip Thomas - a Brit in Texas and a documentary wedding photographer

San Antonio wedding photographers

Hi there! I’m Philip, a San Antonio wedding photographer.

I am a documentary wedding photographer based in San Antonio, Texas. My specialty is capturing authentic love stories with emotional depth and sincerity without wedding photography clichés. I also capture weddings in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles, and New York.

A former press photographer, I am originally from England, and I have made San Antonio my home since 2006. Despite this, I’m still holding on to my British accent for dear life!

I am passionate about photography and love to fuel my passion with coffee 24/7 while balancing my busy family life.

I’m a hybrid film and digital photographer who shoots with Leica Rangefinder cameras. My style is unobtrusive, and I never interfere with the natural flow of your special day. I capture your wedding candidly as a wedding photojournalist (PJ).

Wedding photojournalism is all about documenting moments without disrupting the natural course of events. As a wedding photojournalist, I observe and capture the magic unfolding.

I have been consistently voted as one of the best wedding photographers in San Antonio, and I am excited to hear from you!

Forget wedding clichés.

Authentic documentary weddings

Two young ring bearers helping each other get ready San Antonio Wedding Photographer Philip Thomas Photography

I Photograph
wedding life!

THE STYLE

Always Chasing the Light

I love capturing moments with the diminutive Leica Rangefinder cameras. The natural-looking images I produce are film-like or shot on film, which gives them a unique and moody quality, especially in black and white. I find that the Leica is perfect for the way I see the world- quiet, small, and unobtrusive. I draw inspiration from many sources, including masters of art, painters, photojournalists, street photographers, and documentary photographers. Henri Cartier-Bresson is a particular favorite of mine. By studying their work, I learned more about my craft and how to tell stories with my photos.

San Antonio wedding photography - Wedding photography WPJA Award-winning image. The Creek Haus Dripping Springs-Wedding photographer-Philip Thomas-032

Unscripted in-between moments

I’m a San Antonio wedding photographer, but also photograph in Texas and throughout the USA. I enjoy capturing the in-between moments, those raw and unscripted moments on your wedding day.

On top of that, I love working with geometry in my images. Those decisive moments and emotional resonance truly make the photos come alive.

WPJA Bride surrounded by friends and family in a prayer

Ignore me, pretty please

Of course, I’m more than happy to take the traditional group photos and portraits of the newlyweds, but they’re just a small part of the magic that happens on your special day.

The cool thing is you can just be you, and I’ll handle the rest. I believe in documenting your day as honestly as possible. In fact, please ignore me, as the pictures will be better while you can enjoy the magic and intimacy of your special day. All I ask is for your trust. See my galleries here.


Finally, yes, I really am an ‘unobtrusive’ photographer, capturing the real, the authentic.

WHAT I DO

Texas wedding photographer

I am a photographer based in San Antonio, and I love capturing moments all across Texas. From the vibrant city of Austin to the bustling metropolis of Houston and the serene beauty of the Gulf Coast, I enjoy exploring all that this great state has to offer through my lens.

Houston Wedding Photographer

Check out my work in Houston, Texas.

134 Canyonwood Ridge Hindu Wedding Ceremony Reception Austin Leica photographer Philip Thomas Photography

Austin Wedding Photographer

Check out my work in Austin, Texas.

Destination Wedding
Photographer

From New York to California, check out my weddings in the USA.

Featured posts

Hotel Havana, San Antonio, Texas

Hotel Havana has to be one of my San Antonio hotels to capture. The hotel is like stepping into the tropical allure of the hotel’s Caribbean namesake.

Summer wedding in New York

056 The DeBruce Iin Livingston Manor wedding ceremony and reception in New York Leica photographer Philip Thomas Photography

Here’s a set of my favorite images from Judy and Alex’s wedding at The DeBruce in New York. The DeBruce is nestled in 600 acres of grounds along Willowemoc Creek and features hiking trails, ponds, and views of the Catskills mountains. I hope the pictures I took show just how breathtaking it is.