Philip Thomas on location at Menger Hotel, San Antonio


      Discover how ignoring wedding cliches and an unobtrusive approach have defined his authentic documentary wedding style.

      San Antonio bride drinking gin on bus after tying the knot on a winter's day

      Image of the Week 8 – What is candid photography?

      March 22, 2020 / Image of the week

      I missed the last week with my postings due a crazy one of editing, but now I can get back to posting my thoughts about my work and why I think specific images work. Weddings are full of emotion....

      Philip Thomas- voted Top 10 Wedding Photographer 2020 according to Photographers Keeping It Real

      2020 Top 10 Wedding Photographer – Photographers Keeping It Real

      March 6, 2020 / Wedding photography

      Flattered and honored to be named a 2020 Top 10 wedding photographer of the year, courtesy of Photographers Keeping It Real. Thank you!

      ncarnate Word Chapel San Antonio Wedding getting ready winter wedding-Leica photographer-Philip Thomas Photography

      Chapel of the Incarnate Word Wedding | Rosenberg Skyroom UIW | Loran + Andrew

      March 5, 2020 / San Antonio Weddings

      Ceremony: Chapel of the Incarnate WordReception: Rosenberg Skyroom at UIWWedding Planner: Sweet August Events - Janell and KatherineCatering: Jerusalem CateringCake: Cakes by CathyPhotobooth: Artemis...

      Photographing kids at weddings - Little girl at wedding reception breathes smoked ice at a bar station at Bridal Oaks Weddings and Events Houston Texas

      Image of the week 7 – Kids at weddings and shenanigans – Philip Thomas

      February 29, 2020 / Image of the week

      This photo is one of my favorites, and features in a year-end blog post. Working with kids at weddings is fun, but the last thing I want is for them to be aware of my camera. Of course, this is o...

      Bride gets ready in reflection of a room mirror at La Cantera Resort Wedding Photography Philip Thomas

      Image Of The Week 6 – Working with shapes in photography

      February 20, 2020 / Image of the week

      Here's an image captured a few years ago for Alex and Kristina. As the bride dressed, I noticed these beautiful photographs of cowboys riding horses and couldn't help myself using the shapes...


      Image Of The Week 5 – ‘What do we have here?’ Henri Cartier-Bresson

      February 13, 2020 / Image of the week

      Today's Thursday, which means it's time for a picture of the week. I try to give myself a couple of weeks before blogging a wedding to desensitize from the wedding day. As a photographer, yo...

      Crystal Ballroom reception Newly-married-couple-north-boulveard-Houston-Texas-Leica-photographer-Philip-Thomas-Photography

      Wedding at Church of St Michael | Reception Crystal Ballroom at the Rice | Rachel + Michael

      February 12, 2020 / Houston Weddings

      Shadow on wall shows clinking of glasses and the couples at The Houstonian during cake cutting - a WPJA award winning images

      image-of-the-week-4 – play with shadows and silhouettes

      February 7, 2020 / Image of the week

      In this week's image of the week, I love shooting indoor weddings. I use available light, working with shadow and light. It's always a rewarding challenge to use whatever light is spilling onto t...

      An interesting juxtaposition as the wedded couple practice first dance and chairs are pushed out of the ceremony to the reception ballroom

      Image of the week 3 – Juxtapositions

      January 30, 2020 / Image of the week

      I love winter weddings for their low light. Thankfully, here in south Texas, we have a few weeks of cold weather, sometimes we will get ice and every ten years, maybe some snow. Nevertheless, man...

      Couple Debra and Ryan on hotel balcony at Westin Riverwalk Hotel Jewish Wedding Ceremony Reception San Antonio Texas-Philip Thomas Photography

      Westin Riverwalk Hotel | Wedding + Reception | Debra + Ryan

      January 29, 2020 / Jewish Weddings

      Debra and Ryan met in high school, became friends, started dating at UT, and have been together ever since. So, here we are, over ten years after their first date celebrating their wild and magnifice...