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My Philosophy

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for taking the time to view my work. I’m an Englishman in the Alamo city; a San Antonio wedding photographer capturing weddings in Texas. I’m also an Austin, Galveston and Houston wedding photographer. Increasingly, I photograph out of state weddings along the East and West Coast and internationally in the United Kingdom/Europe.

During final preperations at La Cantera in San Antonio the groom and groomsmen look out window similar ti The Godfather movie scenePrimarily, I anticipate moments. I capture all the authentic in-between moments. My style is artistic and unobtrusive with a hands-off approach.  I use mostly available light with the emphasis on you and your loved ones. Weddings are a celebration, an emotional roller coaster and I’m there to capture it all. I want to hear your story. Let me tell it. Telling your story is my goal. A photojournalists nose for stories running beneath the surface of a wedding. I intertwine moments seeking out images that might not be obvious. Above all, your wedding day should be FUN!

Couple share a funny moment inside a limo with green sparkling lights Houston Texas en route to Brennan's of Houston, Texas.

The Way I Work

I’m not a conventional wedding photographer. All you have to do is peruse my multi-cultural galleries to see that. A former newspaper photojournalist in England some 25 years ago, all my life, I have studied photography. When I shoot your wedding day, I anticipate and capture unobtrusively. Forget about the latest wedding trends and photographic clichés.

San Antonio Wedding Photography Leica M Hill Country Texas Wedding as bride preps in mirrorMy work is defined by my love for what makes us human, EMOTION being just one of those traits that make a wedding day so powerful. Geometry and composition in the frame without the subject being aware of the camera is what I look for in my viewfinder. I never shoot to a formula, do not direct or stage photos except for 15-20 minutes of group and couple photos, an integral part of your wedding day.

Same-sex-wedding-Marina-del-Rey-Marriott-Los-Angeles-Leica-Wedding-photographer-Philip-ThomasI capture the ‘LIFE’ of your wedding day including all the details, in moody monochrome and color. I love to photograph seemingly simple but complex images, all without prompting or directing you. I am a documentary wedding photographer. Voted one of the best San Antonio wedding photographers by The Knot and in Texas by Bridebox, I look forward to hearing from you. Check your date here.

Moments before her ceremony, bride peeks through a door window at the groom waiting. Photographed at United Methodist Church, Houston Texas.

The Way It Works

After meeting in person at my studio or via FaceTime/Skype and you decide I’m your San Antonio wedding photographer, the next step is to secure the wedding day. We do that with a retainer and agreement all of which can be completed online. I show up on your wedding day in San Antonio or Houston, Texas with my Leica cameras ready to document the day. There are no set hours. I’m there from getting ready until the end.

Leica wedding photography with a Leica M240 shows brides veil held by a helper as she gets ready on her wedding day in Helotes TexasOnce I’m back at my office, I back up your images and those backups are backed up. I then edit every single image. This will take some time to have ready, usually 4-6 weeks and uploaded to a password protected website where you can share with friends and family. They too can purchase prints from that point. You will have a beautiful blend of images in monochrome and color, available to cherish forever.

San Antonio wedding photographer Philip Thomas shows Brides daughter holds her mothers hand-immaculate-heart-of-mary-church-philip-thomas-photography

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Philip Thomas and family
Philip Thomas, a native of England, voted one the best in Texas and San Antonio Wedding Photographers. A Leica Wedding Photographer serving Houston, Austin, San Antonio, California, New York and the U.K, Europe.
Philip Thomas, a native of England, UK, voted one the best wedding photographers in Texas. A Leica Wedding Photographer serving Houston, Austin, San Antonio, California, New York and the U.K, Europe.

 A international award-winning wedding photographer, I capture the ‘LIFE’ of your wedding day in a discreet documentary style.