Viggo the Bernese Mountain Dog – Puppy Photographer

My session with Viggo's owner and her puppy was in the works for many years before it became a reality. Originally it was to be with a puppy from a different litter but life threw her a curveball and she had to put that plan on hold. Luckily for everyone involved the...

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Adopt Me 03.17 – Sydney Rescue Dog Photos

All of these adoption photos were done in one afternoon, I don't mean to toot my own horn but I'm calling it a marathon effort. And so is my back! 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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Doug the Frenchie – Sydney Pet Photographer

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...

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Benson and Milly – Sydney Dog Photographer

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...

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Adopt Me 02.17 – Rescue Dog Photographer Sydney

It's not only session blog posts I've been stockpiling, I've been building a sizeable collection of rescue photos too! Meet all the dogs and puppies I've helped to find new homes for recently. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="1"...

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Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

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....

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Ref and Serina – Sydney Dog Photography

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...

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Bruno does the ‘bra – Sydney Dog Photos

It's not often that I feel like getting up before sunrise on a Sunday morning and since it's the one day of the week that Dave doesn't have to get up at 4.45am it's quite amazing that these photos exist! Sometimes I get the urge to take photos just for me. We'd done a...

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Albert and Penny – Canberra Pet Photography

Back at the end of April my Facebook memories told me that it was a year since my last trip to Canberra. I was reminded that I love that time of year there so I sent an email to my mailing list inviting people to book an Autumn Leaves of Canberra session. Three...

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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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