Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Sometimes I like to make life really difficult for myself by taking all three dogs into the studio (with no Dave around to help) to make a card for him. It's extra difficult now I have to carry Angel down the stairs because if I don't she likes to try and launch...

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Love Your Pet Day 2020 – major prize giveaway

Love Your Pet Day 2020 – major prize giveaway

Thursday 20th February is Love Your Pet Day Move over Valentine’s Day, Love Your Pet Day is the only day to celebrate your one true love – am I right ladies? To mark the occasion I’ve put together a major prize giveaway, worth over $1850, for one very lucky dog owner...

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The Blumenthals – Sydney Dog Photography

The Blumenthals – Sydney Dog Photography

My friend Lisa owns an awesome doggy daycare in Botany called Happy Little Howlers. She invited me to her Christmas party and that's where I first met Wynstan and his person. I wouldn't usually fly solo to a party but when I know the dog:human ratio is approx 2:1...

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Autumn 2020 sessions – Canberra Dog Photos

Autumn 2020 sessions – Canberra Dog Photos

I'll be making my annual trip to Canberra again this Autumn and I have two sunset sessions and one sunrise session, for dogs, available. If you own indoor cats I can squeeze in another session outside of these times. Do you crave beautiful, colourful, images like...

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Hunter and family – Sydney Pet Photos

Hunter and family – Sydney Pet Photos

Way back in 2013 I was hired to photograph a very cute chocolate Border Collie puppy called Mink. I'm going to post a link to the blog post but for some reason the images are covered in weird watermarks that I didn't put there so please excuse those!...

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In memory of Chopper (09.11.2005 – 18.01.2020)

In memory of Chopper (09.11.2005 – 18.01.2020)

The naughty brindle dog ... the stripy one ... Baby Chopper ... the whingey one ... old man ChopChop ... the licky one ... Chopski ... it was rare that he was ever called his actual name. Maybe because I didn’t know who Chopper was when I decided that I didn’t want to...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

I had planned some summery shots with sunshine and blue sky in December but the Australian Bushfire Crisis happened. Although we live on the coast, and are some distance from any fires, we were still affected by smoke and haze. I created this first image in my studio...

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Adopt Me 01.20 – Animal Rescue Photography

Adopt Me 01.20 – Animal Rescue Photography

I wasn't officially back to work yet so I was very glad to have such a well behaved bunch of adoptables in front of my lens - it's very rare that I get so many awesome subjects on the same day. Thank you puppies for easing me back into shooting, nicely. Click on the...

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2020 fundraiser projects – discounted sessions

2020 fundraiser projects – discounted sessions

My discounted sessions are back, baby! Click the button below to find out more about how you can take part in my 2021 blockheads calendar, my 2021 adorable puppies diary and my latest charity fundraiser book - HUH? I'm aiming to fundraise at least $15k in 2020 and I'd...

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Dog friendly events in Sydney and Canberra in 2020

Dog friendly events in Sydney and Canberra in 2020

If you're looking to spend some quality time with your dog in 2020 I've compiled this list of events that you can enjoy together. Feel free to share it around! To get events for the month ahead (and much more) delivered straight to your inbox you can sign up using the...

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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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If you are an agency, publisher or pet business looking for stock imagery or custom photography please head over to my commercial pet photography site.

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