Alfie the Cavoodle – Dog Photographer Sydney

Alfie's person was working at The Canine Collective when she first came across my work (which is on display there). I knew Alfie from seeing him in their social media posts because he'd regularly go there for daycare. When I was at the Dog Lovers Show she came to say...

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Fangirl moment: The Balanced Canine

I've known Sacha (in the know each other from a dog forum but never met kind of way) for over ten years. It wasn't until Bruno hurt his back while hooning around the garden that I became a client and fangirl of hers. He'd had two trips to the vet and been prescribed...

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Happy National Puppy Day 2019 – video

Happy National Puppy Day! This is one holiday I love to celebrate because it gives me an excuse to look at puppy photos for a whole morning. Here are some of the puppies I've photographed over the last 12 months. Feel free to say cuuuuuute and OHMYGOD a few too many...

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Adopt Me 01.19 – Rescue Dog Photography

After many many months of having a technical issue with a plugin that prevented me from being able to post galleries, it's finally fixed and I can share my adoption photos again, JOY! All of these lookers were rescued by Fetching Dogs. If you know anyone who's looking...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part one

It's high time I spread some more Peanut Butter on my blog (messy, but yum!). It's week eight and I haven't missed a 52 weeks photo yet so I'm pretty smug about that. I have done a couple of lame last minute ones and the pain of having to see them included in the...

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Abby & Lola – Sydney Dog Photography

It was really nice to hear that Abby and Lola's owners decided to book me after being gifted a copy of my Tails of Sydney book. They'd seen my volunteer work and that I live with four adopted dogs so knew I was the person to task with photographing their two rescue...

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Millie the Cavoodle – Sydney Puppy Photos

How lucky am I that I get to photograph this gorgeous girl again in six months time?! She's getting my Puppy Package and I'm already looking forward to shoot #2. Millie was six months old at her first session but she still had her puppy coat which is every bit as soft...

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Dougie and Maddie – Squishy Face Crew

Another of the insta-famous dogs I worked with on my #Squishy Face Crew book project was Dougie the French Bulldog and his new little sister Maddie. They have over 81k followers on Instagram - impressive! I'd never seen a long haired frenchie before. I presumed he was...

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Introducing Peanut Butter – Sydney Puppy Photos

It will come as no surprise to anyone that we decided to adopt one of our foster puppies. The dog formerly known as Snoop is now called Peanut Butter – or Butters or Butterball or Butthead, depending on his behaviour - it's a very versatile name! With Chopper now 13...

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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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