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Philip Thomas Photography

San Antonio , TX
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25111 Arrow Glen
San Antonio, TX 78258 US (map)

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210-833-1168

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ABOUT US

Shooting from the heart, I’m a documentary wedding photographer. Truly authentic in-between moments and unobtrusiveness low-light photography sum up my vision.

Defined by my... Read more
Shooting from the heart, I’m a documentary wedding photographer. Truly authentic in-between moments and unobtrusiveness low-light photography sum up my vision.

Defined by my love for geometry and composition in the frame without the subject being aware of the camera, 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. Booking me, you will receive documentary, emotional and authentic images. I capture the ‘LIFE’ of your wedding day in moody monochrome and color. I love to photograph seemingly simple but complex images, all without prompting or directing you, avoiding clichés.

I discreetly anticipate peak moments using form, content, relationships and love. I photograph the real you, real moments captured. No contrived imagery or commercial manufactured looking images are shot. I’ll not be asking you to look at the camera and grin or tell you how to hold the knife as you cut the cake.

No holding balloons down a narrow lane or couples jumping in the air. I don’t believe a picture can be improved by interfering, as then the image isn’t a moment; it’s a photographer’s interpretation of what the moment should or could be.

I fuel my mind through photojournalism. An avid reader of photography, my influences and favorite photographers are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Capa and contemporary photographers like Steve McCurry, Alex Webb, Don McCullin, George Trifunovic, Denis Reggie and many others. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Anna
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Best Decision We Made For Our Wedding

Philip Thomas has got to be the best in the business. I have never seen someone so effortlessly combine amazing talent, professionalism, laid -back courtesy, timeliness, promptness, I could go on and on!

I'm a lawyer, and I'm pretty careful and precise in how I recommend people and what I say in a recommendation. So please hear me loud and clear when I say Philip Thomas will be the best decision you make for your wedding. You will cherish the photos he takes forever, and working with him on the big day will be a dream!

There were several important things that I didn't consider in hiring a photographer for my wedding - I simply picked the photographer who had the best shots. Hands down Philip Thomas won that contest.

BUT, there are so many other factors that are almost if not as important to consider - and Philip surpasses all expectations in each of these. He is the utmost professional. Your wedding day will be full of emotions, and Philip was so calming, polite, kind, but also unobtrusive in our big day so that the focus wasn't on his camera but the celebration!

He is always timely and responds to any questions you have. He also very thoughtfully does skype interviews with future couples, and those are wonderful to get to know him.

Philip will capture your day with such incredible talent that your pictures will feel like they bring you back to that exact moment in your wedding - its incredible how he captures moments and emotion on film. When he says he does documentary-style photography, he really does capture shots that make you feel like you are watching a video of the best day of your life. I am so thankful we stumbled upon him and heeded the advice in all of the reviews.

Amazing talent AND an incredibly gracious, humble professional are very hard to find together. Go with Philip, and you will have no regrets day of or in the years afterward as you look back on your wedding.
Best Decision We Made For Our Wedding

Philip Thomas has got to be the best in the business. I have never seen Read more...
Best Decision We Made For Our Wedding

Philip Thomas has got to be the best in the business. I have never seen someone so effortlessly combine amazing talent, professionalism, laid -back courtesy, timeliness, promptness, I could go on and on!

I'm a lawyer, and I'm pretty careful and precise in how I recommend people and what I say in a recommendation. So please hear me loud and clear when I say Philip Thomas will be the best decision you make for your wedding. You will cherish the photos he takes forever, and working with him on the big day will be a dream!

There were several important things that I didn't consider in hiring a photographer for my wedding - I simply picked the photographer who had the best shots. Hands down Philip Thomas won that contest.

BUT, there are so many other factors that are almost if not as important to consider - and Philip surpasses all expectations in each of these. He is the utmost professional. Your wedding day will be full of emotions, and Philip was so calming, polite, kind, but also unobtrusive in our big day so that the focus wasn't on his camera but the celebration!

He is always timely and responds to any questions you have. He also very thoughtfully does skype interviews with future couples, and those are wonderful to get to know him.

Philip will capture your day with such incredible talent that your pictures will feel like they bring you back to that exact moment in your wedding - its incredible how he captures moments and emotion on film. When he says he does documentary-style photography, he really does capture shots that make you feel like you are watching a video of the best day of your life. I am so thankful we stumbled upon him and heeded the advice in all of the reviews.

Amazing talent AND an incredibly gracious, humble professional are very hard to find together. Go with Philip, and you will have no regrets day of or in the years afterward as you look back on your wedding. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/30/2015
5.0/5.0
There are so many photographers, and so many choices for such an important day in your life. Believe me when I say that Philip was the best decision we could have made for our photographer. I was speechless when he sent us our photos, they were better than I could have imagined.

Everyone has the traditional wedding photos that you see you on Facebook, but Philip captures the moment. I had a coworker look at our photos and say she felt like she was at the reception because of the emotion he was able to capture. It was amazing to look at our wedding from another set of eyes, to show the day from other's perspectives while we were off doing other things. These are the photos I'll cherish forever.

With all of the choices, take a minute to look at his galleries. You will not regret it, all of these 5 star reviews wouldn't lead you astray.
There are so many photographers, and so many choices for such an important day in your life. Believe me when I say that Read more...
There are so many photographers, and so many choices for such an important day in your life. Believe me when I say that Philip was the best decision we could have made for our photographer. I was speechless when he sent us our photos, they were better than I could have imagined.

Everyone has the traditional wedding photos that you see you on Facebook, but Philip captures the moment. I had a coworker look at our photos and say she felt like she was at the reception because of the emotion he was able to capture. It was amazing to look at our wedding from another set of eyes, to show the day from other's perspectives while we were off doing other things. These are the photos I'll cherish forever.

With all of the choices, take a minute to look at his galleries. You will not regret it, all of these 5 star reviews wouldn't lead you astray. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Philip! He was extremely personable and easy going, making the whole wedding party feel at ease. The photos we have seen this far are outstanding. We can't wait to see the rest!
We absolutely loved working with Philip! He was extremely personable and easy going, making the whole wedding party feel Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Philip! He was extremely personable and easy going, making the whole wedding party feel at ease. The photos we have seen this far are outstanding. We can't wait to see the rest! Read less
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Gloria
Wedding:
9/11/2015
5.0/5.0
The first meeting with Philip we were able to see his work displayed. We knew that he was the one to capture the memorize of our special day.

Wedding day arrived and while we were getting ready Philip captured moments that could of been forgotten.

We have been looking at the photos over and over and are so happy not only with his professionalism but the quality of his work.
The first meeting with Philip we were able to see his work displayed. We knew that he was the one to capture the memorize Read more...
The first meeting with Philip we were able to see his work displayed. We knew that he was the one to capture the memorize of our special day.

Wedding day arrived and while we were getting ready Philip captured moments that could of been forgotten.

We have been looking at the photos over and over and are so happy not only with his professionalism but the quality of his work. Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Philip was the best decision made in our wedding planning. He was timely, professional, friendly, and completely unobtrusive. After the ceremony he took us through the group photos so quickly that we actually got to enjoy the cocktail hour for the little bit. He asked for any special instructions we had - and followed through with them. He did an amazing job of capturing a lot of special moments - some that we hadn't seen ourselves on the whirlwind of a day! And the end product has allowed us to relive our very special day over and over again!
Philip was the best decision made in our wedding planning. He was timely, professional, friendly, and completely Read more...
Philip was the best decision made in our wedding planning. He was timely, professional, friendly, and completely unobtrusive. After the ceremony he took us through the group photos so quickly that we actually got to enjoy the cocktail hour for the little bit. He asked for any special instructions we had - and followed through with them. He did an amazing job of capturing a lot of special moments - some that we hadn't seen ourselves on the whirlwind of a day! And the end product has allowed us to relive our very special day over and over again! Read less
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Philip Thomas Photography responded with the following comments:

Nadia - Thank you so much. You are so kind and I appreciate you taking the time and effort to write a review,
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William
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want the best photographer in San Antonio, pick Philip Thomas. Here's what you get: a total professional who will produce FABULOUS pictures for you. He has a calm demeanor, he's always in control. He's everywhere on your wedding day but never in the way. In fact, once you see the photos, he was in places and took shots I never thought were possible.
Whenever we had a question, he answered it immediately.
After our ceremony, he got us through group photos in a flash.
He has the perfect attitude throughout the day.
And, most importantly, his pictures are absolutely spectacular.
I would be happy to speak personally with anyone who's interested in hiring Philip.
It was as good a decision as we made throughout the entire process.

Will Flemming
If you want the best photographer in San Antonio, pick Philip Thomas. Here's what you get: a total professional who will Read more...
If you want the best photographer in San Antonio, pick Philip Thomas. Here's what you get: a total professional who will produce FABULOUS pictures for you. He has a calm demeanor, he's always in control. He's everywhere on your wedding day but never in the way. In fact, once you see the photos, he was in places and took shots I never thought were possible.
Whenever we had a question, he answered it immediately.
After our ceremony, he got us through group photos in a flash.
He has the perfect attitude throughout the day.
And, most importantly, his pictures are absolutely spectacular.
I would be happy to speak personally with anyone who's interested in hiring Philip.
It was as good a decision as we made throughout the entire process.

Will Flemming Read less
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Philip Thomas Photography responded with the following comments:

Will - Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. - Philip Thomas
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny!! Moments are captured that we will treasure forever, many pictures not the typical wedding photo. His gift of art is reflected in some very special moments, often you don't even realize he is present to capture those moments!!
Worth every penny!! Moments are captured that we will treasure forever, many pictures not the typical wedding photo. His Read more...
Worth every penny!! Moments are captured that we will treasure forever, many pictures not the typical wedding photo. His gift of art is reflected in some very special moments, often you don't even realize he is present to capture those moments!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Philip is amazing! Once I saw his work online, we did a skype (I'm 5 hours away from his location) and I knew he was the right photographer for me. His work is so artistic and captured moments that we would have never seen had he not been there. He was great to work with prior to the event and was just as delightful during the wedding. He arrived on time and was there till the very end of a long day. He's also a bit stealth-like, in looking at the pictures, there are many that I had no idea he was even there. If you are looking for someone that just takes posed pictures - this is not your guy. If you are looking for someone to capture the real life moments of your wedding in a way that is artistic and brilliant, call Philip.
Philip is amazing! Once I saw his work online, we did a skype (I'm 5 hours away from his location) and I knew he was the Read more...
Philip is amazing! Once I saw his work online, we did a skype (I'm 5 hours away from his location) and I knew he was the right photographer for me. His work is so artistic and captured moments that we would have never seen had he not been there. He was great to work with prior to the event and was just as delightful during the wedding. He arrived on time and was there till the very end of a long day. He's also a bit stealth-like, in looking at the pictures, there are many that I had no idea he was even there. If you are looking for someone that just takes posed pictures - this is not your guy. If you are looking for someone to capture the real life moments of your wedding in a way that is artistic and brilliant, call Philip. Read less
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Carlos
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Philip Thomas, and his backup photographer, Christian, were the photographers at my wedding. I can personally attest to Philip's profressionalism, and the quality of his work. He went above and beyond to meet our expectations, and has a throrough respect for his clients and their families. He has a talent of capturing every memorable moment in the most tasteful, and elegant manner. My wife and I truly enjoyed working with him, and we highly recommend him for your next event.

Overall, my wife and I are very happy with the level of service that we have received from Philip.
Philip Thomas, and his backup photographer, Christian, were the photographers at my wedding. I can personally attest to Read more...
Philip Thomas, and his backup photographer, Christian, were the photographers at my wedding. I can personally attest to Philip's profressionalism, and the quality of his work. He went above and beyond to meet our expectations, and has a throrough respect for his clients and their families. He has a talent of capturing every memorable moment in the most tasteful, and elegant manner. My wife and I truly enjoyed working with him, and we highly recommend him for your next event.

Overall, my wife and I are very happy with the level of service that we have received from Philip. Read less
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Logan
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Philip was an outstanding photographer. He has such a professional, fun way about himself. Being that it's one of the most important/exciting days of your life you want amazing pictures that really capture the moment. He is incredibly talented and so creative. We were more than happy with our wedding pictures. Thank you Philip for capturing our special day so perfectly!
Philip was an outstanding photographer. He has such a professional, fun way about himself. Being that it's one of the most Read more...
Philip was an outstanding photographer. He has such a professional, fun way about himself. Being that it's one of the most important/exciting days of your life you want amazing pictures that really capture the moment. He is incredibly talented and so creative. We were more than happy with our wedding pictures. Thank you Philip for capturing our special day so perfectly! Read less
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