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        Dramatic triangles and intersecting lines show the bride and bridesmaids walking briskly toward the San Fernando Cathedral at recent July 2017 wedding in Texas. Photo by Philip Thomas a brit in Texas.
        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.

        My style is artistic and unobtrusive with a hands-off approach. I use mostly available light with the emphasis on you and your loved ones.

        Photography has been my passion and dream. I photograph weddings in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Austin and destination weddings.

        Primarily, I anticipate moments. I capture all the authentic in-between moments. My style is artistic and unobtrusive with a hands-off approach.  I use mostly available light with the emphasis on you and your loved ones.  Weddings are a celebration, an emotional roller coaster and I’m there to capture it all. I want to hear your story. Let me tell it. Telling your story is my goal.
        With a photojournalists nose for stories running beneath the surface of a wedding, I intertwine moments seeking out images that might not be obvious. And above all, your wedding day should be FUN!

        ~ Philip Thomas

        The Way I Work

        I’m not a conventional wedding photographer. 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 powerful. 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 very important 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 all of which can be 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. This 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.

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        April 18, 2017

        Downtown Austin Engagement Session + Balcones District Park

        April 17, 2017

        Discovery Green Engagement Session Houston Texas | Kate + Jimmy

        April 4, 2017

        Downtown San Antonio engagement | Brittaney + Nathan

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        March 6, 2015

        Austin – Jessica + Colin’s Engagement Session