52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part nine

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part nine

My favourite aspect of this project is having the luxury of getting to experiment with new styles and techniques. I've had coloured gels for ages and I finally made time to play with them. I love the result. I've been getting a bit woo recently with meditation and...

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Birds in Flight workshop – Sydney Bird Photos

Birds in Flight workshop – Sydney Bird Photos

First a cat and now birds, what is this madness? I did a Birds in Flight workshop recently. It was fun to do something different (VERY different!). I have the bug now and want to get some birds into my studio! Tell all your bird owning friends, we need to...

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2020 fundraiser calendar – Sydney Pet Photography

2020 fundraiser calendar – Sydney Pet Photography

It's been a hectic year and consequently my charity publications had to take a back seat. I thought I could do a last minute dash to create images for two calendars, a diary and Christmas cards but alas, it wasn't to be. I'll be making it up to Fetching Dogs next year...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part eight

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part eight

How am I only sharing these now? I'm a bit behind with blogging this project but not behind with the project itself. I can't wait to share the finished book with you all, it's been a real labour of love. I taught Butters to bow - which wasn't hard because he does it...

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Catface (aka Giovanni) – Sydney Cat Photos

Catface (aka Giovanni) – Sydney Cat Photos

Giovanni came to my studio for a session recently but he was a nervous wreck who just wanted to hide in his carrier and complain bitterly about the whole situation. He let me take a few photos but mostly he showed me all the places in my studio where a cat could hide!...

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Millie the Cavoodle – from puppy to adult

Millie the Cavoodle – from puppy to adult

I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Millie and her person over the last year. We first met in January for her puppy shoot and then again in July when she did some modelling for a commercial job and stuck around afterwards for a mini-session because she'd missed...

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Zoe – Sydney Dog Photography Studio

Zoe – Sydney Dog Photography Studio

Who do you call when you have a black puppy that's "impossible to get nice photos of"? Well thankfully Zoe's owners called me because puppies are my absolute favourite! I give my studio session clients a choice of two colours and Zoe's people opted for white and grey...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part seven

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part seven

I started the month with photos in the studio. I was playing with some different lighting so the youngest got to play model for me again. I've now learned that I can't use food rewards unless I want to spend hours in Photoshop afterwards cleaning up the drool froth...

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dog models put to work – pet photography sydney

dog models put to work – pet photography sydney

When you share your home with the dog world's answer to Zoolander and Hansel it stands to reason that you're going to use their handsome faces to sell your services. My boys are very used to posing for me and they really brought their A-game to my studio that day....

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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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