Lindsey & Chris’s Hotel Emma wedding on the first day of Spring in San Antonio was a celebration filled with family, friends, and dancing. I loved working with these folks! It was a fabulous wedding at the gorgeous and historic Hotel Emma in the Pearl District and my first wedding at Hotel Emma.

Lindsey and Chris delayed their celebrations with family and friends for a year due to the pandemic, so I’m delighted it all worked out, and I was able to photograph the festivities. I photographed Lindsey’s sister, Janine, just over ten years ago, so I was flattered and thankful to have the opportunity to capture Lindsey’s day, too. Check out Lindsey and Chris’s Engagement session is here.

I photographed with a couple of Leica M10 rangefinders and on film with a Mamiya RZ67. Thanks to Christian Margain, second shooter, for his artistic assistance. Wedding planning by Sarah Lomas of All In The Details. 


Venue: Hotel Emma

Wedding Planner: All In The Details – Sarah Lomas

Catering & Bar: Hotel Emma (Briana)

Photographer: Phillip Thomas Photography

Band: The Pictures Band (Byron)

Florist: The Vintage Bouquet (Ashley) 

Cake: Cathy Young

Makeup: Keziah Bevans 

Hair: Pretty Chic Salon (Amanda) 

Transportation: Elegant Limo 

Mariachis: Mariachi Nuevo Estilo (Vicente)

Ceremony Music: Terry Muska 

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If you like what you see, reach out! I have a cool English accent; I’m dashing, handsome and funny – so my wife says. Seriously though, I love the craft of photography, I’m a former news photographer and a documentary street photographer. I capture weddings throughout Texas from a fly on the wall perspective. You’ll not notice me. My photos are candid and delightfully artistic with a splash of color and monochrome.

Philip Thomas has been published in: The New York Times, Shot Kit in Australia, interviews in PDN (Photo District News) and Pro Photography Magazine, to awards in WPJA, San Antonio Weddings Magazine, This is Reportage, Fearless, Best Wedding Photographers, The Knot, La Grande, Modern Luxury Houston, Style Me Pretty, Popular Photography Magazine, My Project Wedding,  7Centerpieces and more.