52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part five

I got up very early to get this photo of Butters. Generally his obedience is pretty good but he's basically still a puppy and loves testing the boundaries. This rock wasn’t far from a walking track where people had their dogs off lead and Butters had major FOMO (his...

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Bentley the Belgian mix – Sydney Dog Photos

Early last year I ran a huge giveaway to raise funds for Fetching Dogs. First prize was a Ruthless Photos voucher and Bentley's person was the lucky winner. Bentley really wanted to like me but if I could maybe not try to touch him or stand too close it would be just...

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Ruthless Photos at the 2019 Sydney Dog Lovers Show

Come and visit the Ruthless Photos stand (#110, just inside the main entrance on your left) at the 2019 Sydney Dog Lovers Show. There'll be a huge giveaway, a super special Father's Day offer and, if we're lucky, some rescue puppies to cuddle. I have 6 double passes...

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Will & Grace – Sydney Oodle Photographer

You'd be forgiven for thinking I've narrowed my niche to only photographing oodles, but it's just a coincidence that a lot of my sessions recently have been with these types of dogs (and I've more coming up!). My most recent curly coated models were litter mates Will...

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Dexter the Labradoodle Pt2 – Sydney Dog Photos

I introduced you to Dexter last May when he had the first session in his Puppy Package. We met again recently for his adult shoot. This time at the beach, his favourite place to be. I love getting to document the growth of my puppy clients. Isn't it cool to see how...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part four

You guys, it's nearly halfway through the year and I'm still on track with my 52 weeks project - this is my best attempt ever! Maybe having completed two books since I last tried to do a 52 weeks project has made me appreciate how satisfying it is to actually finish...

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Snow – Sydney Pet Photographer

I'm not sure if I used all caps or if they were just implied when I commented "YOU GOT A PUPPY?!" on a photo of Snow on Facebook. I was so happy when the response was "photoshoot soon?". Snow is Buster the Golden Retriever's new little mate. Knowing how quickly...

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Mav and Taz – Canberra Dog Photography

Here’s the last set of colourful highlights from my Autumn in Canberra sessions. It was just 2 degrees when Mav and Taz’s sunrise session started and I couldn’t believe that my client and assistant both had bare legs!! I was so cold it hurt to turn the dials on my...

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Adopt Me 03.19 – Rescue Dog Photos

Adoptions are slow at the moment so I'm here to ask for your help againnnn. Can you please share these gorgeous adoptables? Who wouldn't want a warm puppy to snuggle on these cold winter nights?! Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll...

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Pippin & Pockets – Canberra Pet Photos

Pippin and Pockets' owner was so keen to book an Autumn session with me she had it locked in six months prior. At the time it was only for Pippin but later Pockets joined their family so it was good that he got to be included as well. Both boys are oodles but one is a...

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about ruth

Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary, is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2008 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners across the globe.

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