2022 blockhead calendars

2022 blockhead calendars

I recently posted on my Facebook page that there won't be any calendars or diary this year due to a lack of project participants caused by being closed for over three months during lockdown. However, while putting together a calendar for myself (because I need one!) I...

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butter’s 3rd birthday | dogs of sydney

butter’s 3rd birthday | dogs of sydney

Happy 3rd Birthday to my middle child, Peanut Butter. He's been a very good big brother to Ninja so he got spoiled with presents, a yellow/gold blob cake (which was just as ugly as last years' orange blob cake) and a muddy outing with his two besties Molly and Norah...

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charlie, leo and huxley | sydney pet photography

charlie, leo and huxley | sydney pet photography

Take two stressed owners (one who was heavily pregnant), strong winds, a misread tide times table (I'm throwing my husband under the bus here, sorry Dave!), a reactive dog who was very unsure about everything and a Lab who desperately wanted to jump in the water – my...

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Alphy and Bear – Sydney Pet Photos

Alphy and Bear – Sydney Pet Photos

Alphy and Bear are just two of the utterly adorable head-tilters that I got to meet when shooting the HUH? book.  Click the play button below to see the final images their person selected and her artworks order.If you'd like to celebrate your pet's colourful life...

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introducing ninja | foster fail #5

introducing ninja | foster fail #5

My Covid-19 distraction puppies got me through the first lockdown so four weeks into lockdown 2.0 I decided I needed another foster puppy. It hadn't been that long since our last foster puppy left but I was starting to fall apart at the seams so when I saw a puppy...

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Recent Studio Sessions 06.21 – Sydney Pet Photos

Recent Studio Sessions 06.21 – Sydney Pet Photos

Meet some of the cuties that have had studio sessions recently - Eddie the Corgi, Daisy the Cavalier, Ziggy and Chloe the blockheads and Rosie the Staffy mix. ⁣ Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow...

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Ruby and Bear – Canberra Dog Photographer

Ruby and Bear – Canberra Dog Photographer

Ruby and Bear's was the first shoot on my Autumn in Canberra trip and they were such a pleasure to photograph. I don't think I've ever had a Kelpie that wasn't though, so there was no surprise there! I enjoyed the session so much I think I forgot to complain about the...

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The itchies | itchy staffy dog skin

The itchies | itchy staffy dog skin

We've owned Staffy types for over a decade so we've learned a thing or two about itchy skin and flare ups. At the start I used to run to the vet every time but soon realised I'd go very broke if I didn't learn to get on top of these skin issues myself. This is a photo...

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Adopt Me 05.21 – Adopt a Puppy Sydney

Adopt Me 05.21 – Adopt a Puppy Sydney

This month's adoptables are from A Cause for Paws and Fetching Dogs and not one of them peed in my studio, thank you everyone! Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow buttons on the left...

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foster puppy Malo | Sydney Puppy Photos

foster puppy Malo | Sydney Puppy Photos

I wasn't in the market for another foster puppy. It didn't feel like that long since hurricane Kazi blew through our house! But then I answered a call from the boss lady at Fetching Dogs. She caught me totally off guard and within a few hours I was collecting this...

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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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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. If you’d like to find out more please contact Ruth today.

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