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        Paesanos 1604 Wedding Reception-Philip Thomas
        Capturing 'life', not boring stuffy images

        My style in two words: Unobtrusive approach.
        I’m a photographer capturing powerful, evocative images and documenting the life and emotion of your wedding day. I am unobtrusive and anticipate the moment; forget couples jumping in the air with red balloons, those type of images are clichés and already, out of date trends.

        A former press photographer, I use my 25 years of experience and tools of a photojournalist to tell stories with heart and soul.
        I shoot for couples who love photography and perhaps, shy of the camera, or, do not want the cheesiness associated with wedding photography.

        I have photographed over 350 weddings, most of what I capture is with available light, not just as a style but as a philosophy of shooting. I, of course, photograph creative portraits and group photos of your family.
        By taking images in available light, I will record the essence of your day, authentically, beautifully and of course, the real moments.

        Photographing ‘life,’ I use composition in the frame, geometry, form, light, and content to how I think and perceive the world.

        Apart from the posed group shots, and a few of you and your loved ones together, my typical clients trust me to document their wedding day in a hands-off approach. My wedding portfolio is pretty extensive, feel free to browse around, check out my updated journal/blog, Instagram.

        Philip Thomas is a multi-award winning USA and destination photographer. Widely recognized to be one of the world’s premier wedding photographers acclaimed for his highly coveted, distinctive and captivating documentary style.

        The Way I Work

        I really need your trust to shoot your wedding day the way  you can see in my portfolio. If you have a strict shot list, then I cannot guarantee I will be able to photograph as deeply as you would like.

        My work is defined by my love for what makes us human, EMOTION being just one of those traits that make a wedding day so compelling. Geometry and composition in the frame without the subject being aware of the camera is what I look for in my viewfinder.

        I never shoot to a formula, do not direct or stage photos except for 15-20 minutes of group and couple photos, an integral part of your wedding day.

        I capture the ‘LIFE’ of your wedding day including all the details, in moody monochrome and color. I love to photograph seemingly simple but complex images, all without prompting or directing you. Authenticity is essential to me as a documentary wedding photographer.

        I hope all my rambling wins your vote:-)

        Fortunate to be voted one of the best San Antonio wedding photographers by The Knot and in the state of Texas by Bridebox, I look forward to hearing from you. Check your date here.

        The Way It Works

        After meeting in person at my studio or via FaceTime/Skype and you decide I’m your San Antonio wedding photographer, the next step is to secure the wedding day.


        We do that with a retainer and agreement completed online. I show up on your wedding day in San Antonio or Houston, Texas with my Leica cameras ready to document the day. There are no set hours. I’m there from getting ready until the end.


        Once I’m back at my office, I back up your images, and those backups are backed up. I then edit every single image and will take some time to have ready, usually 6-8 weeks and uploaded to a password protected website where you can share with friends and family. They too can purchase prints from that point.


        You will have a beautiful blend of images in monochrome and color, available to cherish forever.

        August 19, 2019

        Lacey + Chris’s Engagement Session at Black Labrador English Pub | Montrose, Houston.

        August 16, 2019

        Luci + Bryan – Engagement Session Downtown Theater District | Houston

        July 30, 2019

        Jordan + Colter | Engagement Session | Blanco River | Kissing Alley | San Marcos

        July 23, 2019

        Alison + Connor | St.Anthony Hotel Engagement Session Downtown San Antonio Texas

        July 11, 2019

        Lindsey + Chris – Engagement Session at the Pearl Brewery

        June 27, 2019

        The Milestone Boerne | Wedding + Reception | Hailey + Hunter

        June 24, 2019

        Annunciation Catholic Church | JW Marriott Houston Downtown | Wedding | Sofia + Jake

        June 14, 2019

        Holy Rosary Church | Wedding + Reception | Houston | Sharon+Bill

        June 10, 2019

        Katy Texas Wedding | Brittany + Dan

        June 7, 2019

        Grace Bible Church Wedding | The Gallery | Houston Texas | Denise+Andrew

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