Philip Thomas is a multi-award winning USA and destination photographer. Widely recognized to be one of the world’s premier wedding photographers acclaimed for his highly coveted, distinctive and captivating documentary style.
Originally from Chichester, England, UK (that’s about an hour south of London in case you’re wondering), I’ve lived in San Antonio since 2006, when I moved here to marry my best friend, Marcie (a San Antonio native).
We have two little girls and life is a wee bit crazy these days.
Before my move to America, I was a news photographer covering local stories and sports, managed a studio, and traveled the world in my 20’s.
A lifelong photographer, I spent an unhealthy amount of time in darkrooms developing rolls of film learning from amazing mentors. Over time, I’ve developed my craft heavily influenced by photojournalism.
When I arrived in the U.S.A, I continued my photographic career shooting model portfolios and headshots. Realizing this wasn’t the perfect fit I was looking for, I started shooting a few weddings and was hooked. Storytelling was it.
Shooting around 20 weddings a year, I capture weddings in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, New York, L.A. and far-flung destinations. I’m also a speaker and educator, available for wedding, street photography workshops, and private mentoring sessions.
My inspiration comes from numerous photographers. But I suppose my heroes of sorts are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Robert Doisneau, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb and well, the founders of Magnum. My studio is stocked full of photographer books and is my grounding of an ongoing education and craft.