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Patrick Hall was born in Charleston, SC and has lived in Alaska, Alabama, and Tennessee.  After graduating from college in 2004, Patrick traveled throughout the southeast before calling Charleston home in 2006.


During the first 2 years in Charleston, Patrick spent most of his time learning how to craft interesting photos with both wedding professionals and lifestyle photographers.  It was during this time the idea to share his newly learned talents with young couples became Patrick's primary goal.

Today Patrick works full time as a commercial wedding photographer in Charleston, SC and enjoys shooting extreme sports, fashion, and commercial images during any freetime he may have left :) 


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The Essential Things You Need When Planning a Wedding

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Wedding Planning!

A wedding is one of the social events that you will be making vows with your spouse, tying the knot of commitment and utter faithfulness. While weddings vary greatly in terms of customs traditions, styles, and approaches, no one can deny the true bliss that a wedding brings. It also brings several months of planning, budgeting, and utmost panic when making wedding arrangements.

Indeed, any married couple can tell you that planning a wedding is not such a simple task. It involves much more than walking down the aisle and donning that bridal gown or groom’s tuxedo. Simply put, planning weddings can be taxing especially when the big event is getting nearer by the day. Couples fret about the wedding details and coordinating the materials, the people, the venue, and the photography all in one place.

To ensure that your wedding goes into plan, there are some essential things that you need to know before the big event.

Set the date

Couples should decide on the actual wedding date. They should take care of the schedule and the factors in picking out the availability of the desired location as well as the availability of family, friends, co-workers, and the presiding priest or minister.

Know your budget

Before planning a wedding, check your financial status. You should jot down a list of wedding items and see if your budget can squeeze in all that expenses. You should also know how much money you may want to spend on your wedding. Whether you like a small, simple wedding or a huge, grandiose one, it is important to know every little detail. A wedding may cost more than you think which can be priced over a thousand dollars so it is wise to budget firsthand.

Determine the location and the venue

The venue is also one of the important things to consider when planning a wedding. If you have a wedding motif in mind, make sure that the venue has the necessary equipment and space to make your wedding plans come true. A wedding venue is also costly so make sure that you and your would-be spouse will have enough cash to spare. Do not worry though as some venues for traditional weddings offer seasonal and holiday discounts. If you will have a wedding just after the New Year, you might be given a New Year’s Day discount.

Secure a photographer or videographer

A wedding is one of the most important times in your life so you have to make sure that get high quality images or videos by hiring a skilled wedding photographer and videographer. For this special occasion, professional wedding photographers will provide you lasting and visually memorable photos of you and your spouse as well as your loved ones and friends who have attended the event. Videographers can also record scenes in movement which you will cherish for the rest for your life.

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Your wedding photography is important enough that it often comes with anyone’s wedding preparations. Wedding photographers fall into varying categories such as classic, traditional, glamour, photojournalist, or deviant. For couples who cannot decide, search for a wedding photographer who offers the perfect combination of each category.

Wedding planning may be stressful but not difficult to do. It all boils down on being organized, resourceful, and basic understanding of weddings.  Also, do not forget to plan your attire as well.


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