10 Questions with Sarah Mansfield

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding videographers in Kentucky, Sarah Mansfield of Sarah's Wedding Videography. Lexington based Sarah is the founder and owner of Sarah's Wedding Videography.

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10 Questions with Sarah Mansfield

1. Introduction: What's your story?

After going to film school in 2010, I filmed a few friend's weddings over the years. As well as a few other projects such as a short documentary and some nature videos. Then in early 2019 I officially started Sarah's Wedding Videography after realizing that I can do anything I set my mind to. Since then I have filmed over 30 weddings all over Kentucky and the surrounding states. Working for myself and being able to create these memories for people is incredibly rewarding.

I am happy that I am officially booked up for 2021 and am already booking into 2022 and 2023. I am so excited to see where this path leads me and am looking forward to being apart of so many people's special day.

2. How long have you been filming weddings? How many weddings have you filmed?

I have been filming weddings for about ten years. But only officially since 2019. I have filmed over 30 weddings.

3. How would you describe your videography style?

I try to match my style to each couple to make their video as special as possible. In general, I would describe my style as a linear cinematic, highlight movie. There are some documentary aspects as well as using music to enhance and personalize each video.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding videographer?

I would recommend booking your videographer no later then 12 months before your wedding date. There are some cases where you could book closer to the date, but if you are set on having a videographer book sooner than later. Especially if you are getting married in a peak month.

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

I try to keep things as simple as possible. I have a base package as well as a few out of town packages depending on where your wedding will be. I also have a list of add on's to pick from so you can personalize your video exactly how you would like it. I found my couples particularly like to add the raw footage and the 1-minute highlight reel.

I also have some new exciting add on's such as a dog transportation service and a live painter! Drone footage will also be coming soon!

6. Are you the wedding videographer who will be filming on the wedding day? How many camera people and cameras will be operating on the day?

I will be the one filming on the day, as well as the one who will edit and deliver your video. It will be me and my one camera catching all the important moments on the big day.

On rare occasion I will have an assistant if I think the wedding calls for it, but there is no extra charge for that.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

I do charge a travel fee if the wedding is outside my area. The cost depends on the distance, and will cover gas as well as accommodations if needed. I love to travel and my fee's are reasonable. So even if you are far away, I can get there no problem!

8. How do you back-up your footage to ensure no footage is lost and for how long do you keep the footage after the wedding?

Once I get back to my editing bay after a wedding, I upload the footage onto my computer and into my edited program. Then I immediately back up that footage onto an external hard drive. Once the wedding is successfully delivered to the couple, I keep the finished video but delete the raw footage in order to make room for the next one.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the video? And how will the video be delivered?

In most cases, I can complete the video within two weeks. In my busy season it can take up to six weeks. Once the video is complete I put it onto a USB flash drive and send it to the couple.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

After you have paid your deposit, you have 24 hours to cancel to get your deposit back. Once the 24 hours has passed you forfeit the deposit. If the couple is forced to cancel or postpone last minute, accommodations can usually be made depending on the circumstances.

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