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The Art of Storytelling

San Antonio wedding photographers

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

As one of the top-rated San Antonio wedding photographers, my approach is all about capturing real moments and avoiding stiff poses. 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.

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, and nationwide.

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Philip Thomas has been voted one of San Antonio's best Wedding Photographers-Leica Rangefinder photographer- Father-tears-up-seeing-his-daughter-in-her-wedding-dress in Alamo Heights, San Antonio Texas-Photographed-by-Philip-Thomas
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emotive, 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".

Philip is an award-winning destination wedding photographer specializing in documentary photography. A former press photographer, Philip Thomas has won more than 70 international awards over the last 17 years and is regularly ranked in the top 20 (WPJA, ISPWP, Fearless).
Philip Thomas tells a story from the heart, photographing seemingly simple but complex images, all without prompting or directing you. For his personal projects like for his weddings, he tries to tell a story with a highly personal vision avoiding cliches and capturing heartwarming moments that are unique.