Cooma and her family | Sydney Dog Photography

With my Tails of Sydney book finished and at the printer I was ready to hang up my camera for a while and catch my breath. That's when Cooma's owner got in touch and asked if I could schedule a session as soon as possible because her rescue puppy wasn't going to be a...

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Rufus the Koolie | Puppy Photos Sydney

Who remembers the last Koolie I photographed, Paxy? This is her little "brother" Rufus. He's pretty cute, right?   I have a dog loving friend (who I won't name and shame) who doesn't like puppies. I don't understand, they make me happier than just about anything...

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Keely and Gryffin | Sydney Dog Photographer

Back in 2013 I photographed a very beautiful and extremely well trained Border Collie named Kyna. Hers was my first ever shoot in Sydney city, she introduced me to areas I'd never seen before. She very sadly passed away the following year but one of my photos has been...

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Gus the Aussie Bulldog Puppy | Sydney Dog Photographer

The noise that came out of me when I first saw a photo of this chubby little baby was high pitched and loud. Thankfully it was done when no one else was within earshot! I've known Gus' owner since the early days of Ruthless Photos (she's even had the unenviable job of...

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Get one bajillion awesome partner points this V-Day

Are you looking for a gift that says I love you and your crazy dog loving ways? Research shows that partners who are gifted my Tails of Sydney book are 100% happier than partners who aren't! https://www.ruthlessphotos.com//product/tails-sydney-book/ I guarantee...

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Ruthless Photos 2016 compilation

Click the HD button for a nicer viewing experience. It's not news to anyone that 2016 was widely considered to be godawful and most people couldn't wait for it to end. I, on the other hand, got to meet all these (and many...

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The dog previously known as Flatley | Dog Photos Sydney

If you've followed me for a while you might remember a couple of years ago, when I was a founding member of Team Dog, we went to Renbury Farm Animal Shelter to set up an enrichment program for the dogs. I met an incredibly gorgeous blockhead there who did the most...

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New stuff all ’round | Sydney dog Photography

Bruno and I both got new things when I returned from my trip – I got a lovely new/old floor in my workspace (good riddance revolting carpet, thanks Daveless!) and my boy got a toy that makes him sad because no one wants to steal it from him. I decided to lose the toy...

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Peityn, Kai and Zari | Pet Photography Sydney

If you're a long time follower and you're thinking to yourself that you recognise these dogs, you're not mistaken. This shoot was Peityn's third time in front of my camera and Kai and Zari's second. They weren't planning on booking me so soon after their last shoot...

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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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