Fiestaban Photography is the photo-ego of me, Esteban Allard-Valdivieso.
I was born in East Los Angeles and began shooting in earnest in 2007.
After many years in the Bay Area, I currently live and work in L.A.
The name “Fiestaban” means more than just a party. It’s using my camera to capture happiness, beauty, color, energy, movement, diversity and community—all the things that make life worth celebrating. I am a firm believer that there is a little “Fiestaban” in all of us—when you promise to see the good in people, seek out the extraordinary in the everyday, and have a little fun no matter what life throws at you.
Many thanks to my photo-friends and mentors for patiently telling me to get out of their frame.
“I am shook by Fiestaban Photo! He makes it feel easy to just be me and forget the camera is even there.”
- Alison Papion LMFT
Fiestaban has been shooting my performance work for years. He's got the timing, the eye and the heart to capture it every time. I love seeing my choreography through the eye of Fiestaban."
- Leyya Mona Tawil of DANCE ELIXIR
“Working with him was a dream! He’s warm and funny and upbeat and so patient. I love being part of this self-love project!”
- Melody Para
“He always gets THE shot! It’s that simple. Beautiful photos that everyone will love! Plus, he’s an animal lover, which also makes him the perfect doggy photographer!”
- Tania Possick
“Thank you for your amazing gift! I loved working with you, I was comfortable and the shoots were always fun and filled with laughter. Not once was I disappointed with anything! Look forward to working with you again very soon!”
- Devyn Naomi Chandler
“Fiestaban Photo is amazing! Always punctual, professional and sends the marvelous photos within 24 hours. Always a pleasure to have him as a photographer. Can’t wait for the next time!”
- Nik Fields of Nik The Chic Chef
“I absolutely loved working with Fiestaban Photo! Energy is always amazing! And I think he literally brings the best out of me when I shoot. He always keeps it super professional but very personal and that’s something I love! I will always be a fan and I suggest him to everyone!”
- Kawaya Haynes