San Antonio Photographer Philip Thomas is a multi-award winning wedding photographer based in San Antonio serving Houston, Dallas, Austin, Galveston, South Texas. A WPJA award winning image. Bride and bridal party legs reflect in rain puddle, leave hotel through rain soaked streets in Houston, Texas.
San Antonio Wedding Photographer Philip Thomas is a Leica Rangefinder photographer- Father-tears-up-seeing-his-daughter-in-her-wedding-dress in Alamo Heights, San Antonio Texas-Photographed-by-Philip-Thomas. Capturing organic, fleeting moments, world class storytelling, award winning wedding photojournalism L1005776-2-2246x1500_566a98464f11f9bd611403dce8b08bc4
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Priceless reaction from the brides mother. I photograph a wedding day unscripted, without the photographer directing, and avoid the wedding photography cliches. The main point is I document life without staging a shot except for some obligatory group and couple shots. Sure I take group photos and pictures of the two of you, an integral part of your special day, but they’re pretty quick. I’m hooked on the decisive moments and the emotional resonance. 0278 L1054218
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Voted one of the best San Antonio wedding photographers, Philip Thomas is known for his authentic and candid style reflecting "the art of photography"

I'm a Brit in Texas and my passion for photography runs deep — that and coffee 24/7 with my fast-paced family life.

I'm a documentary-style wedding photographer for brides and grooms in San Antonio, Texas, telling real stories with heart and soul.

I pride myself on being discreet and authentic, never interfering with the natural flow of your special day. I avoid wedding photo clichés and capture a wedding candidly as a wedding photojournalist (PJ). Wedding photojournalism is the recording of moments without deliberate interference by the photographer. A wedding photojournalist is an observer.

Originally from England, I made San Antonio my home in 2006, but am clinging on to my accent for dear life! All jokes aside, I began my photography career as a press photographer, honing my skills in photojournalism, and now I'm thrilled to use those skills to capture the magic of weddings.

Also available for wedding photography in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles, and New York.

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authentic, documentary weddings

forget wedding

photo clichés.

I photograph

wedding 'life!'

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always chasing the light

I love capturing moments with my Leica M6s and M10 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 Leicas are 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 learn more about my craft and how to tell stories with my photos.

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unscripted moments

I love capturing the raw and unscripted moments on your wedding day. It's those decisive moments and emotional resonance that truly make the photos come alive. 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. Trust me to capture all the beautiful moments that make your wedding day so unique and unforgettable.

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ignore me, pretty please

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 I prefer to observe and photograph your experience quietly. All I ask is for your trust. See my galleries here.

Finally, yes, I really am an 'unobtrusive' photographer, capturing the real, the authentic, and I'm sometimes a surprise to those who have seen photographers at, you know, weddings.

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Philip has a unique and candid style truly reflecting "the art of photography" and is recognized as a premier San Antonio wedding photographer.

Philip Thomas is a wedding photographer based in San Antonio, Texas, passionate about capturing each special moment's essence. A former press photographer, he has earned over 70 international awards in the past 17 years, consistently ranking in the top 20 of prestigious organizations such as WPJA, ISPWP, and Fearless.
Philip is able to tell a story through his images without ever having to direct or prompt his subjects. He has a unique talent for capturing beauty in seemingly simple moments while avoiding cliches and creating highly personalized works of art. Whether capturing heartwarming moments at a wedding or pursuing his projects, Philip's photography is always authentic and deeply moving.