Introducing Peanut Butter – Sydney Puppy Photos

It will come as no surprise to anyone that we decided to adopt one of our foster puppies. The dog formerly known as Snoop is now called Peanut Butter – or Butters or Butterball or Butthead, depending on his behaviour - it's a very versatile name! With Chopper now 13...

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Dog friendly events in Sydney and Canberra in 2019

If you're looking to spend some quality time with your dog in 2019 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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Raven and Snoop’s happy Christmas adoption ending

Great news! Our foster puppies, Snoop and Raven, have both been adopted and will be enjoying Christmas with their new families. While they were here I spent so much time just enjoying watching them play (and enjoying not working) that it wasn't until their last night...

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In memory of Trixie (2006? – 01.10.18)

I collected a pretty blue brindle dog from Hawkesbury Pound in April 2008. I'd never met her but the rescue group said she seemed like a nice dog so we offered to foster her. I dropped her at kennels to be quarantined before she could be desexed and then brought home....

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Bailey the Frenchie – Pet Photography Sydney

I've followed Bailey on Instagram since she was a baby, so I was thrilled to meet her owner at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show in August. I was even more thrilled when she decided to buy my show special, which included a Portrait Session along with a bunch of other...

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Pepper the Schnauzer – Sydney Dog Photographer

I first met Pepper's owner many moons ago when she came to her friend's viewing session. I had photographed Harlequin at sunrise using off-camera lighting and ever since then she wanted me to do the same for her dog Pepper. So when she received a voucher from her...

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Dougie and Maddie – Squishy Face Crew

Another of the insta-famous dogs I worked with on my #SquishyFaceCrew book project was Dougie the French Bulldog and his new little sister Maddie. They have over 81k followers on Instagram - impressive! I'd never seen a long haired frenchie before. I presumed he was...

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Puppies can be just for Christmas

Well, they are for us anyway! Dave and I don't do decorations or presents and Ruthless Things doesn't have a decadent Christmas party to look forward to at this time of year. Living so far away from family and old friends, I often find myself getting a bit homesick in...

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Biscuit and Pikelet the Pugs – Squishy Face Crew

I worked with some uber famous dogs on my #SquishyFaceCrew book project, Biscuit and Pikelet were two of them. They have over 104k followers on Instagram - I can't even! I know these boys have done lots of crazy stuff and are fazed by little so I decided to photograph...

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Buddy and Bentley – Sydney Dog Photographer

Buddy was adopted from Fetching Dogs when he was just a baby puppy. Back in July his owner applied for my Rescued Blockheads calendar fundraiser, citing that he was a Staffy mix. I had to break it to her that he wasn't quite what I was looking for. Thankfully, because...

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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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