About PhilipLife Story

I’ve had a pretty exciting life so far. But nothing trumps that more than the last 9 years with the love of my life, Marcie and our two girls. That and passion 24/7 capturing life through the camera lens and living life to the fullest.

Philip and family
  • Philip and family

Congratulations to you on your engagement!

Shooting around 20 weddings a year, I capture weddings in San Antonio, Houston, New York, L.A. and far flung destinations. I’m also available for photography workshops and private mentoring sessions.

Originally from Chichester, England, UK (that’s about an hour south of London in case you’re wondering), I have lived in San Antonio since 2006, when I moved here to marry my best friend (a San Antonio native). We have two little girls and life is a wee bit crazy these days. My girls think I’m really silly. Our 5-year-old thinks I’m just 8 years old, love soccer and that I stand over 8ft tall. She’s right about soccer or football as I still call it!

Before my move to America, I was a news photographer covering local stories and sports, ran a studio, and traveled the world as a Business Photo Manager for several cruise lines. A life long photographer, I spent an unhealthy amount of time in darkrooms developing rolls of film and I learned from amazing mentors.

As a full-time photographer, I leave enough time for family, personal photographic projects, my workshops and free consults to other photographers to help them grow.

My approach
  • My approach

My philosophy can be summed up as unobtrusive and avoiding cliches. 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.

I discreetly anticipate peak moments using light, shadow, geometry, relationships and love. I photograph the real you, real moments captured. Sure, I photograph the details as I find them and I take groups and couple shots, but they’re taken promptly and succinctly. 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 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.


  • Location

Studio location:

San Antonio, Texas

Contact me here.

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Or Skype.