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          Fly-on-the-wall documentary style

          All the emotion captured

          San Antonio based, Houston, Austin, destination weddings

          Authentic moments all day long

          Philip Thomas is a former newspaper photographer

          Published & multi-award winning images

          Unobtrusive storytelling

          = No cliché images


          Who is this Brit in Texas?

          Hi. I’m Philip, a San Antonio based documentary wedding photographer, also serving Houston, Austin + Dallas.

          I'm a photographer capturing powerful, evocative images. I document the life and emotion of your wedding day, unobtrusively for couples who don't like being the center of attention.

          A former press photographer in the UK, my love for photography runs deep — that and coffee 24/7 with my fast-paced family life.

          An internationally published photographer. Multi-Award-Winning photographer in Fearless, ISPWP, This is Reportage, Photographers Keeping It Real and WPJA.

          Couple posed shot at acred-Heart-Chapel-Pvt-Rd-San-Antonio-Wedding-Leica-wedding-documentary-photographer-Philip-Thomas-Photography with beautiful light Leica Wedding Photographer

          Sacred Heart Chapel wedding | Remis Ridge Hidden Falls | Kaitlin + Chris

          Couple pose in mirror -The-Venue-at-Rafter-E-Ranch-Leica-wedding Leica Love

          Venue at Rafter E Ranch Wedding| Rachel + Matt

          Austin engagement-Leica photographer-Philip Thomas Photography Engagements

          Loran+Andrew | Engagement Session | South Congress Hotel, Austin Texas

          Lacey and Chris Montrose area engagement s Black Labrador Pub Houston Texas ession at -Philip Thomas Photography Houston Engagements

          Lacey + Chris’s Engagement Session at Black Labrador English Pub | Montrose, Houston.

          Sleeping girl as wedding band play

          “We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.”
          ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

          Capturing 'life' and 'decisive moments'
          I compose my images on the teachings of the ‘decisive moment.’

          I’m a photographer capturing powerful, evocative images and documenting the life and emotion of your wedding day. I am unobtrusive and anticipate the moment; forget couples jumping in the air with red balloons, those type of images are clichés and already, out of date trends.

          A former press photographer, I use my 25 years of experience and tools of a photojournalist to tell stories with heart and soul.
          I shoot for couples who love photography and perhaps, shy of the camera, or, do not want the cheesiness associated with wedding photography.

          I have photographed over 350 weddings, most of what I capture is with available light, not just as a style but as a philosophy of shooting. I, of course, photograph creative portraits and group photos of your family.
          By taking images in available light, I will record the essence of your day, authentically, beautifully and of course, the real moments.

          Photographing ‘life,’ I use composition in the frame, geometry, form, light, and content to how I think and perceive the world.

          Apart from the posed group shots, and a few of you and your loved ones together, my typical clients trust me to document their wedding day in a hands-off approach. My wedding portfolio is pretty extensive, feel free to browse around, check out my updated journal/blog, Instagram.

          Award winning WPJA and ISPWP images. The bride sits with her two dogs.

          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