Today we’d like to introduce you to Humberto Saenz.
Humberto, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve always had an appreciation for music and was something that was developed more by my parents’ diverse music collection. I began my DJ career spinning at family functions and eventually became my high school’s DJ. Once I began college, I had already accumulated experience with weddings, Quinceañeras, and school events. By the end of my college career, I was already in the club and bar scene. Some of the clubs/bars I’ve had the pleasure of spinning at are: Sevilla (Long Beach), Broadway Bar (DTLA), Agaves (Long Beach), Vertigo’s (DTLA), & Silo (DTLA). During this time in my career I managed to place in the top 20 DJs worldwide and was recognized by Beatport.com on their charts. Although I enjoyed my time spinning at some of LA County’s top clubs, my love for the wedding industry kept me busy with Saenz Entertainment. I am proud to say that my reviews, which are always hosted by a third-party company, maintain at five stars.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
There are always struggles and there is always a lesson to learn. Every time I complete an event I always evaluate myself and ask, “What can I improve on?” or “What can I do differently next time?”. When I first started DJ’ing my mixes were choppy, cables were all over my DJ booth area, and I didn’t get on the mic. I didn’t know how a wedding reception should flow and I just didn’t know a lot of things. I started reading books and following other successful DJs across the US and learned from them. I’m thankful to have been mentored by them directly and indirectly. I’ve grown up a lot career wise but I’m always looking to learn more.
Saenz Entertainment – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My company is Saenz Entertainment. We specialize in weddings, Quinceañeras, and pretty much any type of event that requires a professional DJ.
We’re best known for getting everyone in the room out on the dance floor but also our service. We always do our best to do more than expected.
I’m very proud to still be in business at this point. The reason I say this is because there is a lot of competition in the DJ world and Wedding industry especially with DJs who are willing to take an event for a mere $100-$200. Don’t get me wrong though, there are plenty of talented DJs out there as well who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and even referring business too when we are booked. You have to always network and build relationships with your competition because you never know when your client will need help. We are very fortunate to have such a loyal client base that refer us to their family and friends and still rave about our performance years ago.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
My definition of success in this industry is when you’re able to give more than what’s expected of you at the events you’ve done all year and still want to keep going. Success is when I can honestly say I’ve done a great job at the end of the night for one family and go home to my family with the smile of the bride and groom still on my mind. My clients level of satisfaction with me is my success story.
I’ve also recently expanded my DJ business and we now offer photo booth rentals through our sister company: LA Photo Lounge.
- Website: www.saenzentertainment.com
- Phone: 310 717 3464
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/saenzentertainment
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/saenzentertainment
- Yelp: https://yelp.to/qTKq/4wkDOhc7QD
- Other: www.laphotolounge.com