What we're all about
West Coast Tails was born out of two friends who wanted to combine their love for animals and photography together. We specialize in human & pet portraits, and value the timelessness of high quality, archival prints. Both Christine and Allan are drawn to the genuine emotion and fleeting moments that can be expressed through a portrait, and aim to capture this through their photography. To them, photography is about connection, and as we know, the connection between us and our pets is an incredibly strong one!
Meet the photographers
Allan was living in the Philippines for a big part of his life. For over 20 years, he's been living and breathing photography, and has been a successful commercial and advertising photographer with his work published in a number of print and digital publications. He has been a sought after photography lecturer and speaker back in Asia, sharing his experiences with a variety of audiences. He is a proud graduate of Art Photo Feature’s Art of Visual Story Telling, a rigorous program on photo imagery visualization and composition. His true passion in photography however, is combining people and travel. He and his family moved to Canada in 2016 and now calls BC their new home. Being able to photograph people with the beauty of BC as the backdrop, West Coast Tails is a realization of his dream. A dream to share his love of this art form to friends and family.
Born and raised in Vancouver BC, Christine has developed a natural love for photography, the outdoors and animals. On her spare time, she continually explores the vast and varied landscape of BC with her little Bali rescue dog, Leo. She's found some incredibly scenic and serene spots over the years that she would love to share with you. Being a long-time pet owner and working at a Veterinary clinic for 3 years has also solidified Christine's love and knowledge of animals. After studying digital photography and professional lighting in 2017, Christine has since been working in the photography industry as a photographer, retoucher, lighting assistant, and creative generalist. The birth of West Coast Tails allows Christine to combine her three passions of photography, nature, and pets; the perfect combination!
“We had such a wonderful experience working with West Coast Tails! They are very professional, easy to work with, and produce incredibly beautiful moment-catching pictures that will last a lifetime. We highly recommend their services for all your photography needs and will definitely be utilizing them again for our own!”