Villa Antonia Wedding Ceremony+ Reception – Jonestown nr. Austin | Macy + Sam
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Villa Antonia Wedding Ceremony+ Reception – Jonestown nr. Austin | Macy + Sam

Villa Antonia is a stunning, one-of-a-kind Tuscany-style wedding venue located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. It was the perfect setting for the handsome couple Macy and Sam, who tied the knot a few weekends back. Their special day was nothing short of magical, especially since the weather was fantastic for the last week…

My favorite wedding images of 2023
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My favorite wedding images of 2023

It’s that time of year and I have curated a collection of my favorite photographs from 2023. I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the amazing couples who entrusted me with capturing their most special day. It is an honor to be able to tell their unique story through my lens, and I…

Victoria + Brock – The Kendall Wedding in Boerne, Texas
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Victoria + Brock – The Kendall Wedding in Boerne, Texas

This is Victoria and Brock’s sneak peek of their wedding day. I must say, they make a very handsome couple, and they’re great people. Their wedding ceremony was held in the last days of summer at The Kendall, which is a historic hotel located on 5 acres of land, providing a picturesque view of Cibolo…

Capture Your Favorite Image with Decisive Moment Techniques
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Capture Your Favorite Image with Decisive Moment Techniques

I keep returning to this image as my favorite of the month, so it would be fun to restart the series, examining how I captured the image and why I like it. I’ve always been intrigued by the decisive moments, the idea coined by Henri Cartier-Bresson. I didn’t start to grasp the concepts of the…

Experience An Unforgettable Weekend Retreat At Balcones Springs
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Experience An Unforgettable Weekend Retreat At Balcones Springs

We had such a blast at The Retreat at Balcones Springs with Mia, Brett, and their fantastic family and friends! It was a long weekend filled with so many memorable moments, or what I like to call in-between moments. I loved hearing how Mia and Brett met at a hat shop on South Congress in…

Big Cedar Lodge – Garden Chapel Wedding | The Ozarks | Missouri | Destination Wedding
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Big Cedar Lodge – Garden Chapel Wedding | The Ozarks | Missouri | Destination Wedding

A sweltering summer continues to linger here in South Texas. So, it was nice to escape to the breeziness of the Missouri Ozarks for a very special wedding that is dear to my heart…the union of our niece, Alyssa, and Oshean. Our family, including Alyssa’s grandmother, traveled from San Antonio for the occasion. Alyssa and…

Favorite wedding images of 2021
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Favorite wedding images of 2021

Thank you to all my beautiful couples in 2021. Here’s my roundup of favorite wedding images throughout the wildest twelve months in my 15-year career photographing weddings. We all know how challenging and complex 2021 was, so I’ll dispense with those comments and let you know I love what I do with a passion that sees…

The Grove Wedding Reception – Lena+Freddy | Philip Thomas Photography
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The Grove Wedding Reception – Lena+Freddy | Philip Thomas Photography

Lena and Freddy’s wedding reception/party took place at The Grove, set in the middle of Discovery Green, downtown Houston. I love this restaurant, having spent time here with our children. The celebration took place on Lena and Freddy’s first anniversary, delayed due to the pandemic, and wow, what a party! Lena and Freddy met in a bar…

WPJA 2020 Photo Competition | Philip Thomas
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WPJA 2020 Photo Competition | Philip Thomas

The latest WPJA 2020 results are in and I’m so fortunate to win three award winning images. I’m thrilled to share these with you. You can see more on my award winning gallery. From the WPJA site: “The Wedding Photojournalist Association is proud to present the winners of Best Wedding Photographers in the 2020 v01 Photography Competition. WPJA…

La Mansion Hotel Wedding | San Antonio | Blanca + Walt
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La Mansion Hotel Wedding | San Antonio | Blanca + Walt

Blanca and Walt’s tied the knot at Omni La Mansion Riverwalk hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas. This refined hotel in a Spanish colonial building is genuinely historical and one of my favorites along the river. I’m so happy for them! They’re two smart, intelligent, and pleasant couple, and I had so much fun hanging…

Katy Texas Wedding | Brittany + Dan
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Katy Texas Wedding | Brittany + Dan

This wedding is a beautiful spring family celebration at the couples home in the heart of Katy, Texas. These small intimate weddings are the most beautiful weddings to photograph, and I was so grateful to be invited into their home to document their special day. I shot Stacey and Michael’s wedding, sister of the bride…

Crystal Ballroom At the Rice | First Presbyterian Church | Megan + Turner
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Crystal Ballroom At the Rice | First Presbyterian Church | Megan + Turner

I loved working with Megan and Turner. Here’s a curated set of my favorite images. We start at with the rehearsal at the First Presbyterian Church followed by a dinner at Brennan’s. The following day, the couple start getting ready for their wedding at the JW downtown hotel before heading to the church. The wedding…

Wedding at Concordia + Eilan Hotel | Leslie + Brandt | San Antonio
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Wedding at Concordia + Eilan Hotel | Leslie + Brandt | San Antonio

A gorgeous classy wedding at Concordia Lutheran Church and reception at the luxury Eilan Hotel Hill Country, San Antonio, Texas. Leslie and Brandt met in a gym one early morning and started dating after going to a gun range. Fast forward in time, Brandt popped the question at Painting With A Twist with a raffle…

McGovern Centennial Gardens Wedding | Andrea+ Alex
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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 began their day at the local hair salon. A beautiful day followed with the wedding and reception at the McGovern…

Noah’s Event Center Wedding | Molly+Pio
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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 something like that! Just a warm, friendly duo. My favorite weddings to capture are lower guest counts as…

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Wedding | Chris + Linda
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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 was FUN. Loved working with this beautiful couple, friends and family. Linda and Chris first met in high school, and all hung with the same group…

Mission Espada Wedding | Omni La Mansión Reception | Philip Thomas Photography
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Mission Espada Wedding | Omni La Mansión Reception | Philip Thomas Photography

Laura & Adam -Mission Espada and Omni La Mansión. Just a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph Laura and Adam’s wedding at Mission Espada in San Antonio, Texas. Getting ready and reception was at a Spanish colonial building, the refined Omni La Mansión along the Riverwalk. It was only my second…

Canyon Springs Golf Club Wedding | Henley+Nathan | San Antonio, Texas
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Canyon Springs Golf Club Wedding | Henley+Nathan | San Antonio, Texas

Loved working with Henley and Nathan for this amazingly beautiful wedding and reception at Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. Thankfully the first weekend of the fall held for their big day after a gnarly few days of storms.Nathan and Henley started the weekend with a rehearsal dinner an intimate downtown Club Giraud….

River Oaks Garden Club Forum – Nadia and Evan – Houston wedding
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River Oaks Garden Club Forum – Nadia and Evan – Houston wedding

Nadia and Evan tied the knot at a beautiful historical venue, River Oaks Garden Club Forum off Westheimer in Houston. Their day was a simple, heartfelt wedding for families and close friends. They have such a sweet story. Nadia and Evan have been best friends since they were 14 and just tied the knot ten…

2018 Summer WPJA award winning images –  Wedding Photojournalist Association
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2018 Summer WPJA award winning images – Wedding Photojournalist Association

So thankful and thrilled this month with WPJA – Wedding Photojournalist Association. I’ve been fortunate to be awarded five images in the latest international monthly contest. Two of the five pictures were awarded Diamond awards for engagement photography, a first for me. I consider WPJA a personal measuring stick for my work as a documentary wedding photography…