Happy New Year! I cannot think of a better way to kick off the new year than celebrating Claire and Andy’s wedding. I loved working with this couple! After the terrible Houston floods, there was a wedding venue change to The Gallery, a unique French-Mediterranean-style venue nestled in the Galleria area. Claire, like me, is originally from the U.K. So, naturally, the wedding ceremony and reception had a Scottish flair with a bagpiper piping and Christmas Crackers for dinner. A beautiful warm festive style wedding. I’m fortunate half my shoots are  split between San Antonio and Houston weddings. I’ve grown very fond of this amazing city.

In 2014, Claire and Andy met on after Claire moved to Houston. They met at The Capital Grille and had an instant connection and have been inseparable ever since. And listen to this! Andy proposed to Claire on a cruise ship in Alaska!

Here a few of my favorites. Enjoy and leave your comments below for the couple.

Wedding Planner: Daniella Pierce, The Added Touch Events
Wedding Venue and Reception: The Gallery
Hair and makeup: Butter Makeup Artistry
Florist: Heaven’s Rain Florist
Catering: Melange Catering
Cake: Cakes by Gina
DJ: Mike Valdez (SkyMike Events)
Houston Highland Piper: David Alexander


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If you like what you see, reach out! I have a cool English accent; I’m dashing, handsome and funny – so my wife says. Seriously though, I love the craft of photography, I’m a former news photographer and a documentary street photographer. I capture weddings throughout Texas from a fly on the wall perspective. You’ll not notice me. My photos are candid and delightfully artistic with a splash of color and monochrome.

Philip Thomas has been published in: The New York Times, Shot Kit in Australia, interviews in PDN (Photo District News) and Pro Photography Magazine, to awards in WPJA, San Antonio Weddings Magazine, This is Reportage, Fearless, Best Wedding Photographers, The Knot, La Grande, Modern Luxury Houston, Style Me Pretty, Popular Photography Magazine, My Project Wedding,  7Centerpieces and more.