In memory of Angel (?.2004 – 16.03.2020)

In memory of Angel (?.2004 – 16.03.2020)

Ivan the Husky was our first dog. My cousin offered him to Dave and I when he could no longer keep him. I agreed under the strict condition that I could still get a lapdog. Ivan hated being left alone when we went to work so getting a second dog was as much for him as...

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closed due to covid-19 restrictions

closed due to covid-19 restrictions

When social distancing measures were put in place by the government I had no option but to reschedule all my Mar/Apr bookings. I'm currently in self-isolation (which, in all honesty, isn't that hard for this introvert who loves nothing more than a cancelled plan!)...

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Wylie – Sydney Dog Photos

Wylie – Sydney Dog Photos

When I read Wylie's pre-session questionnaire, and all the stuff he knew, I was really excited for his session. One thing they forgot to mention was how smiley he is. What a ray of sunshine! I was warned that he'd want to get in the water as soon as he saw it so I had...

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Sometimes I like to make life really difficult for myself by taking all three dogs into the studio (with no Dave around to help) to make a card for him. It's extra difficult now I have to carry Angel down the stairs because if I don't she likes to try and launch...

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Love Your Pet Day 2020 – major prize giveaway

Love Your Pet Day 2020 – major prize giveaway

Thursday 20th February is Love Your Pet Day Move over Valentine’s Day, Love Your Pet Day is the only day to celebrate your one true love – am I right ladies? To mark the occasion I’ve put together a major prize giveaway, worth over $1850, for one very lucky dog owner...

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The Blumenthals – Sydney Dog Photography

The Blumenthals – Sydney Dog Photography

My friend Lisa owns an awesome doggy daycare in Botany called Happy Little Howlers. She invited me to her Christmas party and that's where I first met Wynstan and his person. I wouldn't usually fly solo to a party but when I know the dog:human ratio is approx 2:1...

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Autumn 2020 sessions – Canberra Dog Photos

Autumn 2020 sessions – Canberra Dog Photos

UPDATE: 18.03.20 Due to the recent passing of two of my dogs and the uncertainty surrounding potential COVID-19 lockdowns I've decided to cancel this year's trip. Please get in touch if you'd like to express interest in a 2021 Autumn in Canberra session. I'll be...

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Hunter and family – Sydney Pet Photos

Hunter and family – Sydney Pet Photos

Way back in 2013 I was hired to photograph a very cute chocolate Border Collie puppy called Mink. I'm going to post a link to the blog post but for some reason the images are covered in weird watermarks that I didn't put there so please excuse those!...

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Adopt Me 02.20 – Rescue Dog Photography

Adopt Me 02.20 – Rescue Dog Photography

All these Fetching Dogs are now ready to spread their wings and start their modelling careers! What an awesome bunch of dogs and puppies. Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow buttons...

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In memory of Chopper (09.11.2005 – 18.01.2020)

In memory of Chopper (09.11.2005 – 18.01.2020)

The naughty brindle dog ... the stripy one ... Baby Chopper ... the whingey one ... old man ChopChop ... the licky one ... Chopski ... it was rare that he was ever called his actual name. Maybe because I didn’t know who Chopper was when I decided that I didn’t want to...

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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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