2017 charity rescue dog calendar and diary

2018 calendars and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

November 12, 2017 | 1 Reply

This is a long post but there’s a coupon code at the end so you’ll be rewarded if you make it that far …

My 2018 calendars and diary are heeeeeeeeere! I think these are my best ones yet, what do you reckon?

Rescued Blockheads 2018 calendar

2018 rescue pit bull staffy calendar

2018 rescue pit bull staffy calendar

A lot of the owners of these dogs paid to have their dog photographed for this calendar. Their session fees will be put towards the print costs. All the profits from the sale of these will be split between Fetching Dogs, Saving Staffies and Team Dog.

If you own a rescued blockhead and would like to apply for my 2019 calendar sign up to my mailing list and you’ll be the first to know when applications are open.

Rescued 2018 calendar

2018 rescue dog calendar

2018 rescue dog calendar

This calendar is made up almost entirely of adoption profile photos, only the Christmas photo was done specifically for this project (and the Christmas cards, see below). 100% of the profit from the sale of these calendars will be donated to Fetching Dogs.

Both of these calendars are A3 with silver spiral binding and a hanger. The covers are double-sided and printed on a beautiful 300gsm stock. The internal pages are printed on 150gsm and have plenty of room for writing birthdays, appointments, hot dates, etc. on each day. They come shrink wrapped and are posted in rigid mailers for protection.

Adorable Puppies 2018 diary

2018 cute puppy diary

2018 cute puppies diary

The diaries are A5 with silver spiral binding. The covers are double-sided and printed on 400gsm stock with a gloss laminate. The internal pages are printed on 128gsm and are week to view. There’s also a yearly overview for 2017 at the start and 2018 at the end.

Some of the owners of these puppies paid to have their new addition photographed for this diary. Their session fees will be put towards the print costs. All the profits from the sale of these will be split between Fetching Dogs, Saving Staffies and SDCH.

If you own a puppy and would like to apply for my 2019 calendar you can email me for more info. I’ve already photographed model #1!

Where can I buy them?
They’re available to buy either from my online store or at Rupert&Dora in Paddington (while stocks last).


How much?
$25 each +p&p. International shipping available.

These are very limited edition and sell out quickly every year, so buy yours early to avoid disappointment, and because I love repeating myself every year … these make great Christmas presents!!

As a thank you for supporting my fundraising efforts, if you add any calendar or diary to your cart you can use the following code to avail of a 20% discount on purchases of the Tails of Sydney book: tos-20off

Christmas Cards
Speaking of Christmas, I also have these packs of cards available to purchase from my online store. 100% of the money from their sale will be donated to Fetching Dogs.

rescue puppy christmas cards

I’d really appreciate if you could share this blog post far and wide (and buy one of everything, but that was already implied, right?).

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fawn frenchie pup standing on wooden sleeper with cute head tilt

Doug the Frenchie | Sydney Pet Photographer

July 21, 2017 | Leave a reply

When I decided to do the #SquishyFaceCrew book project it was because I hoped to fill my schedule with shoots just like this one. Not only does Doug have an adorable little squishy face but he also had me in stitches with his antics.

Before I’d even taken my first photo Doug was playing the sand is lava. I wish I’d made a video because it was HILARIOUS! I was glad he’s only little because anything bigger moving that fast and so out of control would have been terrifying. This is the face of a naughty French Bulldog who’s been asked to be still when all he wants to do is zoom!

fawn french bulldog puppy play bow on sand

Did you see this photo on my Facebook or Instagram before I cleaned all the sand and grot off his face? Who knew that one day my job would require me to do that? haha

smiling cheeky fawn frenchie pup

I love this photo so much I squeed when I took it.

fawn frenchie pup standing on wooden sleeper with cute head tilt

looking down on fawn frenchie pup sitting on wooden sleeper

“Are you being served?”

fawn french bulldog standing with front feet on wooden sleeper looking like a bartender

This photo pretty much sums up the shoot for me. It has a full double page spread in the album his owner bought. I’ll post a flip through on my Instagram in a day or two.

fawn french bulldog doing crazy zoomies in the sand

A 20×30″ canvas of this image is currently sitting in my office and I may struggle to part with it.

happy smiling french bulldog running towards camera on sand backlit

cute frenchie dog doing play bow with green ball between feet


handsome fawn french bulldog with black mask headshot with bokeh

I’m not really sure what he was looking at or for but I thought it was a nice image. And his little piglet butt is pretty cute too.

dog looking into the distance with lens flare

Before we adopted Angel (our far from angelic Staffy), about 11 years ago, I wanted a French Bulldog. I remember writing to breeders asking for a fawn one with a black mask. (Understandably, not many of them wrote back!) Doug is exactly what I had in mind. I won’t lie, since meeting him I live in hope that one day his owner will decide to give him to me. May as well dream here as in bed, right? Let’s just say this photo is of him not wanting to go home because he loves me too. Who cares if it’s the truth, it’s a beautiful story with a sad ending!

fawn french bulldog in drivers seat of black car at the wheel

I had so much fun at this session. I drove home feeling pretty sure that I was really going to enjoy making this book. If you own a squishy faced dog and would like to take part you can find all the info on this page: https://www.ruthlessphotos.com/squishyfacecrew-book/

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two cocker spaniels sitting between owner's legs at park

Benson and Milly | Sydney Dog Photographer

July 20, 2017 | Leave a reply

It’s been quiet around here while I was having some work done on my websites. Apologies if you subscribe by email and received old posts to your inbox multiple times, it wasn’t my doing! I’m back now and I’ve stockpiled a bunch of posts for you so get ready to be bombarded with dog photos again.

I first met Benson and Milly back in May. There was much texting back and forth trying to decide if the weather was suitable that day and eventually we chose to go ahead. Unfortunately the light was really average so I suggested we shoot again when it was nicer. It wasn’t a total waste of time though, this first image is the one they chose for a large acrylic wall art piece. (It arrived from my supplier today and looks soooooo good!)

two cocker spaniels standing on rocks with big sky

We got the last of the autumn leaves, which were exactly the same colour as Benson’s coat.

golden cocker spaniel dog sitting in autumn leaves smiling with head tilt

Milly looks pretty good amongst them too. Check out the length of her eyelashes! Much envy!

black and white cocker spaniel dog sitting in autumn leaves smiling

I wouldn’t say it was a bad choice to go ahead with the first shoot because having to meet up again meant I got to hang out with these lovely dogs and their even lovelier owners a second time. That pretty light was just the icing on the cake.

happy golden cocker spaniel dog with bokeh

black and white cocker spaniel dog sitting on a rock with bokeh

With the help of two people I managed to get a shot of them sitting together. It was no easy feat!

two dogs sitting on a metal picnic table at park

Winter in Sydney isn’t half bad.

golden cocker spaniel dog standing on wall against blue sky

black and white cocker spaniel dog sitting on wall against blue sky

I enlisted my helpers again (who also happen to be Benson and Milly’s owners) to get the dogs to sit together for a family photo. There was a third helper beside me with their ball. #teamwork

two cocker spaniels sitting between owner's legs at park

And finally they got to do their favourite thing, FETCH!

golden cocker spaniel dog running in park at sunset with ball in mouth

black and white cocker spaniel dog running in park at sunset with ball in mouth

The sunset was intense and as it filtered through the trees I was so happy that I’d invested the extra time to get the job done right.

If you’d like to check out Benson and Milly’s album you can see a digital flip through on my Instagram.

These two are the fifth matching pair of dogs that I’ve photographed this year and I have three more pairs booked in for sessions. Being slightly OCD that really pleases me! Do you have two dogs of the same breed that you’d like to have photographed? Get in touch, I’d love to create some memories for you to treasure.

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Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

June 23, 2017 | Leave a reply

Happy Take Your Dog To Work Day! I have these four misfits snuggling under my desk today (and every day). I’m lucky that I work from home when I’m not out photographing other people’s dogs so this lot have a pretty charmed life. They did ok for a bunch of dumped dogs.

Pack of four rescue bull breeds, pit bull type dogs, sitting on a rock

This photo is from my last book, Tails of Sydney, which features over 100 other dogs that I don’t own. There are still some copies available on my website if you haven’t got yourself one yet.

Did you get to bring your dog to work today? Head over to my Instagram or Facebook post and show me!

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two black pugs making funny faces

Ref and Serina | Sydney Dog Photography

June 20, 2017 | Leave a reply

You know you have an awesome boss when they buy you a Ruthless Photos gift voucher for Christmas. Kristy has such a boss (who also happens to be a previous client of mine) and I got to photograph her gorgeous Pugs, Ref and Serina, a few weeks ago. It was the first weekend in Winter, so it was crisp but the light was beautiful.

When I leaned down to say my hellos Ref went the kind of crazy that I thought was reserved for Staffies – who knew Pugs could spin so fast?! (All the Pug owners are probably mouthing the word “me” at their screen right now!) So we started with Serina, while Ref composed himself.

Kristy said in her questionnaire that “she gets the snaggle tooth and sometimes her tongue just pokes out”, to my utter glee she actually did one or the other for every single photo!

black pug standing in flowerbed with angry face and snaggletooth

Serina is almost 6 years old. Kristy said “I adopted her in September 2016 and she was a very scared girl. She still gets very unsure in noisy and overwhelming situations”. But, like a good little Pug, she was all about the food and as long as I wasn’t trying to put her on any evil benches we got along just fine.

black pug with tongue sticking out

Yup. Adorable.

pug wearing pink collar with funny face and snaggletooth

Ref is almost 7 years old and has lived with Kristy’s family since he was a puppy. He’s no stranger to the camera and has perfected the wide-eyed puppy dog look.

happy smiling black pug standing in flowerbed

He can also touch his forehead with his tongue. Impressive.

black pug dog with tongue covering nose

black pug dog sitting in bushes with sun behind him

There wasn’t much faith in my ability to get a photograph of both dogs together (mostly from me) but thanks to a container of precious cheese, we got this.

two black pugs making funny faces

I don’t even know who we thank for this one. Some weird Pug god of derp!

two black pugs with whacky expressions

While Ref does some solid posing …

black pug headshot shallow depth of field with bokeh

… he also does disgruntled loaf of bread impersonations.

black pug lying on grass looking like a loaf of bread

Yeah, I don’t even know what was going on here. I guess her lead looked like fun or something.

black pug in a play bow

The face you make when you realise everyone’s laughing at you. (Or because it’s a day that ends in y.)

black pug dog standing in park with pink collar and lead

We went in search of Autumn leaves and weren’t disappointed. Ref was thrilled.

two black pugs sitting in autumn leaves

For a dog who was described as having no training, I think Serina did pretty awesome. She’s quite the little poser.

black pug standing under tree in park with snaggletooth

Monkey see, monkey do.

smiling black pug dog posing for the camera

It was cold so I brought some hats just in case. (Or maybe just in case I wasn’t the only one who thought Pugs in hats would be funny!)

black pug wearing blue winter hat

black pug wearing red winter hat sticking out tongue

I was surprised that Kristy didn’t use her voucher to book a spot in my #SquishyFaceCrew book. I asked her why and she said she wasn’t sure that the dogs would be confident in unfamiliar surroundings or would hold a stay. They were completely fine to work with, so if you’re reading this and had the same concerns but your dog loves food you should go ahead and apply! Ref and Serina will make an appearance in the book anyway – how could they not?!

If you’re a Pug lover you should check out Kristy’s website The Pug Diary. It’s a wealth of information about all things Pug.

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