Travis Park UMC + St Anthony Hotel Wedding Reception | Alison+Connor

March 28, 2020 / San Antonio Weddings

Alison and Connor's wedding was magnificent! The ceremony was at Travis Park UMC and ballroom reception at St Anthony Hotel downtown San Antonio. The couples engagement session from last summer is&nb...

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...

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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...