Uncle Bruno’s halfway house | Sydney Dog Photographer

Happy New Year everyone! I actually started this blog post on Christmas Eve but there came a time when I had to silence my inner workaholic and step away from my computer. It seems like a lifetime ago since these puppies were here. I've since been to the US and back...

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adopt me 10.16 | rescue dog photography

It's definitely worth celebrating that all but one of these puppies spent Christmas with their new families. I got to see photos of those festivites too and it was very heartwarming. Little Sashi (second from the end) is still available and with a smile like that I'm...

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Tali, Peaches and Wilson | Sydney Pet Photos

Meet Tali, Wilson and Peaches! I didn't start the shoot with a group photo but I'm going to start the blog post with it. I began the session with about 15-20 minutes of getting the dogs to trust me. (While sitting in pee, this is such a glamorous job!) 13 year old...

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Ava the Beagle mix | Sydney Dog Photographer

Some time ago Ava's people entered a draw at the Vitapet stand at The Dog Lovers Show. The prize was a Ruthless Photos voucher and they were lucky enough to win it. Being a busy family it took a few attempts to schedule the shoot and when the time came I was in the...

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Sleepy puppies | Sydney Puppy Photographer

I was asked to do a pro-bono job for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home recently. The brief was to create minimal studio images which could be used on promotional material for an upcoming gala event. Since I love working with puppies I asked them to send a couple my way. I was...

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adopt me 09.16 | rescue dog photography

It's high time I blogged all of these adoptables that I photographed in the last few weeks. This post is merely for you all to look at and enjoy though. No sharing is required because everyone has been adopted!! Hooray for being able to use my powers for good. I've...

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Tails of Sydney pre-sale launched

  Dog lovers (and friends and family of dog lovers) I invite you to the Tails of Sydney pre-sale! https://www.ruthlessphotos.com//product/tails-sydney-book/ From now until midnight on 13th Nov 2016 you can purchase one book for $80, two books for $70 each or three (or...

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Hashbrown the Corgi | Sydney Puppy Photos

Meet Hashbrown! Yes, it is in fact the best puppy name EVER! This is the first of three sessions I'll be doing with this adorable Corgi over the first year of his life and I hope that makes you as happy as me. I know I've said it before but I think it's important for...

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2017 calendars and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

I'm delighted to finally be able to announce my 2017 calendars and diary pre-sale. Almost all of the photos are actual adoption photos. I put a lot of time and effort into my rescue shoots throughout the year and the pay-off is the ability to produce calendars and a...

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adopt me 08.16 | rescue dog photography

Through professional photography, Western Digital is aiming to raise awareness for pet adoption and the wonderful work being done by animal rescue groups around the country. I was very lucky to have been commissioned to create professional images of some Fetching Dogs...

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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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