San Antonio Wedding Photographer

Unobtrusive storytelling

Stylish candid moments

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’m a documentary-style wedding photographer for couples in San Antonio, Texas, telling real stories with heart and soul.

A Brit in Texas, my passion for photography runs deep — that and coffee 24/7 with my fast-paced family life.

I work unobtrusively, 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 I am clinging 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.

Consistently voted one of the best San Antonio wedding photographers, I’m available for wedding photography in San Antonio, also serving HoustonAustinLos Angeles, and New York.

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!


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.

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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.


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

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.