My style

Thrilled to see my pic win in the WPJA 2017 Tri-3 Contest - SEND OFF / DEPARTURE - 2nd Place - Photo By: Philip Thomas from San Antonio, Texas

I love what I do! A former press photographer in the UK, my love for photography runs deep — that and coffee 24/7 with my fast-paced family life.

My passion for photography goes back 30 years to when I was a teenager shooting film. Fast forward to today, I document weddings quietly in a documentary style known as wedding photojournalism, with authenticity as no staged photograph can. I'm everywhere yet nowhere to be seen.

I photograph a wedding day with my heart and passion for the craft of photography. Almost everything I photograph on your wedding day is unscripted, without the photographer directing, avoiding the wedding photography cliches. I document life without staging a shot. Sure, I'm delighted to take group photos and pictures of the two of you, an integral part of your special day, but they're pretty quick. However, I'm hooked on the decisive moments and the emotional resonance.

I draw inspiration and knowledge by studying masters of art, painters, photojournalists, street and war photographers.

Bride walks down aisle with father. San Antonio Wedding Photographer

The term 'photojournalism,' according to google's definition, is the photographer's recording of moments without deliberate interference. Wedding photojournalists take the same ethos and principles. A wedding photojournalist is an observer, and you'll receive intimate, authentic images that tell the story of your day, treasured forever.

With this in mind, couples can be themselves on their wedding day, not worry about all the photography trends, and grins for the camera.

The cool thing is you can just be you, and I'll handle the rest. I believe in documenting your day as honestly as possible. In fact, please ignore me as I prefer to observe and photograph your experience quietly. All I ask is your trust that I will capture all the moments organically. After all, it's not the photographer's day. It's yours—your story.

Father surrounded by daughters and son in law