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An accolade representing top-rated wedding professionals by Knot users.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS/January 2, 2021—PHILIP THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY IS pleased to announce that he has been selected as a 2021 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning and registry brand and app. This is the sixth year PHILIP THOMAS been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

Despite COVID-19 interrupting many 2020 weddings and social events, wedding professionals around the nation continued to support to-be-weds throughout their wedding planning journeys. From adjusting future schedules to make way for postponed weddings, to helping couples host socially distanced weddings following state and local guidelines and restrictions with an increased focus on health and safety, wedding pros—and the industry as a whole—rallied together in 2020, ultimately helping couples continue to celebrate life and love. The Knot 2021 Best of Weddings recognition honors the vendors who went above and beyond to help to-be-weds navigate the global pandemic.

In 2021, five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. In its fifteenth annual year, The Knot continues its long-standing tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2021, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. This comes as the industry prepares for an increase in upcoming celebrations due to postponed events throughout 2020.

To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories—including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.

We are obviously very pleased with this recognition by the people that matter most…brides & grooms! Philip Thomas Photography works very hard to give our clients incredible wedding photographs, and this is just one more sign that our commitment is paying off”. – Philip Thomas, Philip Thomas Photography.

The Knot has inspired 25 million couples (and counting!) to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing high-quality content and inspiration, The Knot makes it easy for couples to connect with and book the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. On The Knot Marketplace, couples can connect with any of the hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot Best of Weddings gives couples the confidence to find and book the best local vendors to bring their wedding visions to life. In combination with years of trusted content, The Knot’s innovative technology simplifies wedding planning, inspiring couples to plan a wedding unique to their love story and personalities.

Wedding professionals who win The Knot Best of Weddings are members of WeddingPro, the leading B2B wedding brand. As the largest marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with more than 13 million unique monthly visitors who are planning weddings on The Knot and WeddingWire, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and this year’s winners, please visit

About Philip Thomas Photography

If you’re searching for a wedding photographer specializing in a documentary, fly on the wall approach, then you may have found the one for you. I’m a San Antonio photographer specializing in wedding photojournalism and a former news photographer hailing from the UK.

I met my wife, from The Alamo City, on a cruise ship in 2002. We both were employed on board and started dating. We dated on land, crossing The Atlantic many times, visiting each other’s country, lots of Skyping, and miraculously, somehow, it all worked out. We tied the knot at Chapel Dulcinea, just outside Austin 2006. We live just south of the Hill Country, San Antonio, Texas.

I have over almost thirty years of professional photography experience and an interest in the arts since I was 13 years old. I drew and painted in an endless supply of joy and sketchbooks. I picked up my first serious camera when I was 15 and stayed hooked.

I believe photography is a unique medium. Wedding photojournalism is comparable to how other forms of photography capture. The following descriptions of my work also describe my particular way of thinking and are often described as documentary wedding photography or reportage wedding photography. I capture the fleeting and instant moments of life using dynamic symmetry, diagonals within my frame. In essence, dynamic symmetry, or more precisely, the Gestalt psychology principles, creating an atmosphere of balance, harmony, simplicity, and unity. When these all come together in a click of a button, I know I have captured exactly that ‘fleeting moment’ and geometric composition. 

Typically, a precisely timed, one-off shot, not a repeatable moment on a wedding day or any other day. These ‘wedding life’ captures are unobtrusive and candid moments, without direction from me, your photographer.

Shoot me up an email if you like what you see in my galleries. You can also check my availability for your wedding date. Thanks for reading!

About The Knot

The Knot is one of the nation’s leading multiplatform wedding resources offering a seamless, all-in-one planning experience—from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 iOS and Android mobile app The Knot Wedding Planner, the #1 wedding planning website, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. Since its inception, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. Visit The Knot online at and @TheKnot on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.