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Meet Michelle Balingit of Sey Michelle in Northridge and Downtown Los Angeles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Balingit.

Based in Los Angeles, Michelle also known as Sey Michelle is a photographer and social media specialist for lifestyle brands. When I was a young kid, my dad has taught me how to draw. I fell in love with art instantly. I experimented with sculpting, painting, you name it. On my 16th birthday, my dad bought me my first DSLR which was a Nikon D3000. My mom is a general manager and I watched her run businesses as long as I can remember. She inspired me to also be part of a business as well as have my own. My parents have been an inspiration for me, as I got the artistic side from my dad and business side from my mom. In 2010, I started as a freelance photographer as a self-taught photographer and late last year, I started offering my digital marketing services. I plan to hopefully do this full time once I graduate from my university this May with marketing major and film and media minor. I got here today as I surround myself with people who continue to motivate me and inspire me. I love capturing moments in life that is worth looking back to. I believe that you’ll always be a student of the world and there’s always something new to learn every day.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road but it’s never a smooth road for an entrepreneur. Some of the struggles along the way is financially getting my photography and digital marketing gears. Having creative slumps where I would not have ideas of creating content. These struggles have helped me learn how to overcome them, even though, I experience them more than once. I believe that these struggles are lessons meant to be learned as an entrepreneur.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Sey Michelle – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My business is a photographer and social media specialist. I take photos and videos for lifestyle brands as well as manage their social media. I am known for being a photographer as I started offering my digital marketing services late last year. I am most proud of meeting amazing people and capture special moments in life. I believe what sets me apart from others is, I like getting to know my clients and businesses. I like to show the photos and videos of their personality and who they are.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I like about my city is the diversity that it has to offer. I feel like I’m exploring the world in my city. I can be in Tokyo, in Little Tokyo during the day and Korea in Koreatown during the night. With so many varieties of small destinations, I can learn and experience the culture every single day. The only thing I like the least of the city – traffic.

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Image Credit:
Nathalie Balingit @nathaliemtb, Jenny Paek @jennpaek

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