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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Stella the Pointer – Sydney Dog Photographer

Stella the Pointer – Sydney Dog Photographer

What better way is there to earn awesome husband points than gifting your wife a portrait session for her much loved dog for her birthday? None, there is no better way! Stella the English Pointer used to be a champion show dog. When her breeder decided to retire she...

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Adopt Me 04.19 – Rescue Dog Photos

Adopt Me 04.19 – Rescue Dog Photos

The beauty of having a studio now is that baby puppies can come in (before their third vaccination) for their adoption photos. It's also nice not to have any distractions, that's a bonus for puppies and adults alike! Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part six

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part six

July was a hectic month of studio setting up and getting ready for the Dog Lovers Show but I'm so far into this project now I'm determined to keep going! Even if I have to cheat occasionally and do two shots on the same day. I always thought that cocking their leg...

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harry & kenny – sydney pet photography

harry & kenny – sydney pet photography

I photographed Harry and Kenny back in March of last year, shortly after Harry had been diagnosed with a heart condition. We met at their local park for a portrait session on a lovely sunny afternoon. After the solo shots they posed for some pics with their owners....

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millennia – fetching dogs’ 1000th rescue

millennia – fetching dogs’ 1000th rescue

How lucky am I that Fetching Dogs' 1000th rescue, who was getting a special photoshoot to mark the occasion, was as cute and photogenic as Millennia?! If you visited my stand at the Dog Lovers Show you probably met this perfect puppy. I don't use that term lightly,...

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nuzzl – commercial dog photography sydney

nuzzl – commercial dog photography sydney

It's a sad day when a commercial client that I've formed a good relationship with leaves the company. But all is right in the world again when she starts a new venture and hires you to create images for them! Such was the case with Nuzzl. Part of my job was to source...

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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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