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          San Antonio, Texas

          Capturing Emotion

          A WPJA Award Winning Wedding Photojournalist

          San Antonio, Texas

          Authentic Wedding Photojournalism

          San Antonio, Texas

          Truly Unobtrusive

          Dripping Springs, Texas

          Capturing Every Moment

          Hill Country, Texas

          Real Moments, Nothing Staged

          Houston, Texas

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          Houston, Texas

          ...And All The Fun Moments

          Houston, Texas

          Serving San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Texas and Beyond

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          Hi. I’m Philip. I'm a documentary wedding photographer.

          A former news photojournalist and my love for photography runs deep. I'm an unobtrusive, documentary, wedding day storyteller capturing the life and emotion of your wedding day. Serving San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and weddings throughout the USA.

          I know I only have your attention for a few seconds. So please click the links along the top and look around. Collections start at $3800. If you like what you see, please contact me.

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          My Clients

          After hopelessly scrolling through so many portfolios of the same, staged wedding photos, it was such a breath of fresh air to find Philip’s collection. His ability to capture authentic moments and real emotions immediately brought me to tears. Seeing my reaction, my mom reached out to Philip about shooting our wedding and he was instantly responsive and accommodating of our requests. Philip photographed our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner gathering, and finally our wedding. Each time we were amazed at Philip’s ability to simultaneously be so personable and warm while remaining unobtrusive and almost elusive. He has been such a joy to get to know and made everyone feel so comfortable being themselves. More than anything, the photos and moments that Philip was able to document are beyond words. He was the most important and worthwhile investment of our entire wedding. Our families are completely blown away by his ability to capture the magic and convey the emotions that we all felt so perfectly. We are so grateful to Philip for the timeless, authentic, emotional, beautiful photographs that will keep forever the memories of our day. We recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation.
          - Nadia + Evan

          My Clients

          One of the best experiences ever and an amazing part of our wedding celebration we won't forget! Philip is absolutely wonderful. When planning our celebration our greatest concern was finding a photographer we loved, and Philip hit off the chart on everything. We met with 10 photographers and emailed back and forth with about 30 more, and Philip was heads above the rest in absolutely every category. He creates art and we will always look at our wedding photos with joy. Very grateful to have Philip share our day with us.
          - Bri + Max



          When my wife looked into all the photographers available in the San Antonio area she was so excited to tell me about discovering Philip Thomas and his work. I have a keen interest in photography and was very concerned about an investment into "professional" photos a family friend with a nice camera could have taken. Many people can take nice photos. I'm picky about what I consider "fine art" photography compared to typical "snap-shots". After looking at all his personal work on his website, I was excited to see what Philip would capture on our wedding day. His amazing ability to capture the "decisive moment" sets him apart. Other than saying how much we love the magical photographs we now have, and how grateful we are to him for capturing them, go look at his website and blog to see for yourself at how talented he is at what he does.
          - Claire + Kevin

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          Your relationship with your photographer should be special and one of open communication and ideas. Tell me all about your wedding hopes & dreams.


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          The Chandelier of Gruene Wedding Photos | Andrea + James

          Last wedding of 2018 and a gorgeous couple Andrea and James tie the knot at the venue at The Chandelier of Gruene Wedding, located on a spectacularly secluded acreage in the Texas Hill Country. Andre...
          WPJA v16 Award winning image January 4, 2019

          Favorite Wedding Images 2018

          See you 2018. What a year 2018 turned out to be. My journey throughout the last 12 months has been hectic indeed with a full wedding season. In the north, the wedding season is split into two, spring...
          Mcgovern centennial gardens - Andrea+Alex-L1003249-Philip Thomas Photography December 12, 2018

          McGovern Centennial Gardens Wedding | Andrea+ Alex

          Andrea and Alex's wedding was a blast, starting on Friday evening with a backyard dinner pig roast with delicious food. The wedding day started at Hotel ZaZa for the bride, and the groom and son ...
          17-Noah's Event Center Fall Wedding San Antonio -Molly and Pio-Beautiful Bride and Handsome Groom December 8, 2018

          Noah’s Event Center Wedding | Molly+Pio

          Molly and Pio are newlyweds and tied the knot at Noah's Event Center. I loved working with this down to earth couple. Molly is a beautiful bride. Pio should be on the cover of GQ magazine, or somethi...
          Arboretum Wedding ceremony Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston-Philip Thomas Photography-L1009994_blog November 30, 2018

          Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Wedding | Chris + Linda

          Linda and Chris's wedding at Houston Arboretum, Houston and reception at Chateau de L' Amour, Houston, Texas. The following are my favorite images from their wedding day. In a word, this wedding wa...
          Sacred Heart Chapel San Antonio Engagement photos - Philip Thomas Photography November 20, 2018

          Sacred Heart Chapel + JW Marriott | San Antonio Engagement Session | Kaitlin+Chris

          Here are Kaitlin and Chris's engagement pictures captured over two days, starting at Our Lady of the Lake University's Sacred Heart Chapel. The following morning with caffeine in our veins we met at t...