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

        I anticipate images. I’m an UNOBTRUSIVE storytelling documentary photographer. In fact, you can IGNORE me. Yes, please. Tell your friends and family too. I much prefer it that way. After all, you don’t want the cliche cheesy wedding images, right? I photograph your day as it unfolds without forcing direction and capture the life of your wedding as authentically as possible. I’ll also click some creative pictures of the two of you and group photos, an integral part of the day.

        With a photojournalists nose for stories running beneath the surface of a wedding, I intertwine moments seeking out images that might not be obvious.

        My style is artistic and unobtrusive. I use mostly available light with the emphasis on you and your loved ones, anticipating and capturing all the authentic in-between moments. Weddings are a celebration, an emotional roller coaster and I’m there to document it all.

        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

        A former newspaper photojournalist in England some 25 years ago, all my life I have studied photography. When I capture your wedding day, I anticipate and capture unobtrusively. Forget about the latest wedding trends and photographic clichés. I need your trust to shoot your day the way I see it. 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.

        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.

        October 23, 2018

        Stephanie + Justin | Fernland Historical Park | Engagement Session

        July 19, 2018

        Downtown San Antonio engagement session – Clarissa + Eric

        June 11, 2018

        Westin Riverwalk downtown San Antonio engagement session | Alanna + David

        May 31, 2018

        MFAH sculpture garden + Hermann Park Houston Engagement | Nadia + Evan

        May 7, 2018

        Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session | Claire and Carlos

        May 2, 2018

        Hamilton Pool Preserve, Austin | Naz + Johnny

        March 13, 2018

        Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Linda + Chris | Engagement Session

        January 23, 2018

        Enter to win a FREE engagement session | Philip Thomas Photography

        January 10, 2018

        Engagement Session at the McNay Art Museum San Antonio

        October 16, 2017


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