In the words of my client … | Pet Photos Sydney

... go big or go home!   My brief was to get a photo like one on my website of a dog on a wooden deck with it's head tilted – how'd I do?! Huge props to Bella for making my job really easy. I'll have to pop another bag of treats in with this 30x45" framed print...

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Remembering Noah | Photos of Terminally Ill Pets

The plan was to photograph Noah during my #squishyfacecrew book project but an unexpected cancer diagnosis meant his shoot had to be brought forward urgently. His owner is a vet nurse. He was brought into her place of work to be euthanised when he was eight years old,...

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Bella and Beryl | Sydney Dog Photographer

When a dog comes into your life and you love everything about them it's not uncommon to want more of the same when adding a second dog to the household (or third and fourth in my case!). Bella was such a great puppy, when she was a year old her owners went back to the...

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Rex and Hercule | Dogs of Sydney

As a long time insta-stalker of these gorgeous squishy faced boys I might have done a little happy dance in my chair when their owner booked a session! I couldn't wait to finally meet them. Eventually mother nature cut me a break and let me schedule their shoot. We...

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Remembering Bindi | Sydney Dog Photographer

I first met Bindi last March when I photographed her and "little brother" Cosmo for my Tails of Sydney book. She was already starting to show signs of her age but I was still shocked when I got a message in January asking if I could schedule an urgent session before...

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make your dog a famous model, actor or influencer

If you've followed me on social media for any time you'll know that if there was a dog version of Stage Moms I'd probably be a star of it. Well, Bruno would be the real star, I'd be the momager trying to get rich off his good looks! Bruno's not proper famous like Doug...

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Easter Competition Time | Dog Photos Sydney

Sydney Dog Lovers, it's competition time! This hamper contains over $300 worth of goodies and they could all be yours!! Entry is a simple two step process: 1. Post a photo of your dog in the comments on this Facebook post; and 2. Subscribe to the Ruthless Photos...

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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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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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