Lola the Bull Terrier | Sydney Pet Photos

Lola the Bull Terrier | Sydney Pet Photos

I've really enjoyed getting to know Lola and her person this year. I typically meet my clients no more than three times (session, purchasing appointment and artwork collection) but I've probably seen Lola about eight times already and we're not even done yet! I think...

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Klaus Blue Staffy | Studio Pet Photographer

Klaus Blue Staffy | Studio Pet Photographer

I had a bonafide dog celebrity in the studio recently. If you're not one of the 100k+ people following Klaus on Instagram (I think it's even more on TikTok!), then you need to be! He's more than a little bit cute. Here's a look at the full slideshow from his shoot....

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Recent Studio Sessions 11.22 – Studio Pet Photographer

Recent Studio Sessions 11.22 – Studio Pet Photographer

Meet some of the dogs that had studio sessions recently – all three are models in my 2023 fundraiser calendars – Kira, Tortellini and Azuki ... ⁣ Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow...

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Nugget the Cavoodle | Studio Pet Photography

Nugget the Cavoodle | Studio Pet Photography

Nugget and some of his extensive wardrobe came for a Studio Session recently. I love this bit from his pre-session questionnaire: When I first saw a photo of him I said to my husband "that one looks like a chicken nugget" and my husband responded with "we are not...

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Juno’s DNA test results are in | Sydney Dog Photos

Juno’s DNA test results are in | Sydney Dog Photos

Imagine you spent 11 years thinking you had a sister and then it came to light that you've been lied to all this time?!! Frankly, I think I'm more shocked than Bruno!I love Embark DNA tests and have done all my dogs. So when their annual sale was happening last...

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Butters’ 4th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Butters’ 4th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Happy 4th birthday Peanut Butter!! Celebrations started on Sunday when I took him and Ninja for a much needed run at their favourite SniffSpace (there's a reel here). Today he got to have a solo outing - first to PetO to pick out presents, then to the Peanut Butter...

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A puppy, a snake and a gecko, oh my! | sydney pet photos

A puppy, a snake and a gecko, oh my! | sydney pet photos

I had my first snake and first gecko in the studio recently! The main focus of the shoot was Labrador puppy Tamago but everyone else had a turn in front of the lens as well - even the humans. They loved all the photos so they got the full digital collection. Click the...

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The Pinnacle Beasts | Townsville Dog Photos

The Pinnacle Beasts | Townsville Dog Photos

It's funny how many people are in my life because we met on a dog forum over a decade ago – Gemma is one of those people. What's even funnier about our chance meeting is that she's from the same town in Ireland as my husband and went to school with his ex. Small...

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2023 fundraiser calendars

2023 fundraiser calendars

2023 Blockheads Calendar  Money was raised for Saving Staffies by way of people making a donation in lieu of a session fee. Not all dogs in the calendar were required to make a donation, some spots were given to dogs I'd already photographed during the year....

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Fetching Dogs fundraiser raffle 2022

Fetching Dogs fundraiser raffle 2022

It's been a while between fundraisers but there hasn't been any break between expensive vet bills for Fetching Dogs! So, with the help of some amazing businesses I bring you this ... The Ruthless Photos / Fetching Dogs fundraiser raffle There's one giant prize for one...

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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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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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