Stella the Pointer – Sydney Dog Photographer

Stella the Pointer – Sydney Dog Photographer

What better way is there to earn awesome husband points than gifting your wife a portrait session for her much loved dog for her birthday? None, there is no better way! Stella the English Pointer used to be a champion show dog. When her breeder decided to retire she...

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Adopt Me 04.19 – Rescue Dog Photos

Adopt Me 04.19 – Rescue Dog Photos

The beauty of having a studio now is that baby puppies can come in (before their third vaccination) for their adoption photos. It's also nice not to have any distractions, that's a bonus for puppies and adults alike! Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part six

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part six

July was a hectic month of studio setting up and getting ready for the Dog Lovers Show but I'm so far into this project now I'm determined to keep going! Even if I have to cheat occasionally and do two shots on the same day. I always thought that cocking their leg...

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harry & kenny – sydney pet photography

harry & kenny – sydney pet photography

I photographed Harry and Kenny back in March of last year, shortly after Harry had been diagnosed with a heart condition. We met at their local park for a portrait session on a lovely sunny afternoon. After the solo shots they posed for some pics with their owners....

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millennia – fetching dogs’ 1000th rescue

millennia – fetching dogs’ 1000th rescue

How lucky am I that Fetching Dogs' 1000th rescue, who was getting a special photoshoot to mark the occasion, was as cute and photogenic as Millennia?! If you visited my stand at the Dog Lovers Show you probably met this perfect puppy. I don't use that term lightly,...

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nuzzl – commercial dog photography sydney

nuzzl – commercial dog photography sydney

It's a sad day when a commercial client that I've formed a good relationship with leaves the company. But all is right in the world again when she starts a new venture and hires you to create images for them! Such was the case with Nuzzl. Part of my job was to source...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part five

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part five

I got up very early to get this photo of Butters. Generally his obedience is pretty good but he's basically still a puppy and loves testing the boundaries. This rock wasn’t far from a walking track where people had their dogs off lead and Butters had major FOMO (his...

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Bentley the Belgian mix – Sydney Dog Photos

Bentley the Belgian mix – Sydney Dog Photos

Early last year I ran a huge giveaway to raise funds for Fetching Dogs. First prize was a Ruthless Photos voucher and Bentley's person was the lucky winner. Bentley really wanted to like me but if I could maybe not try to touch him or stand too close it would be just...

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Ruthless Photos at the 2019 Sydney Dog Lovers Show

Ruthless Photos at the 2019 Sydney Dog Lovers Show

Come and visit the Ruthless Photos stand (#110, just inside the main entrance on your left) at the 2019 Sydney Dog Lovers Show. There'll be a huge giveaway, a super special Father's Day offer and, if we're lucky, some rescue puppies to cuddle. I have 6 double passes...

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Will & Grace – Sydney Oodle Photographer

Will & Grace – Sydney Oodle Photographer

You'd be forgiven for thinking I've narrowed my niche to only photographing oodles, but it's just a coincidence that a lot of my sessions recently have been with these types of dogs (and I've more coming up!). My most recent curly coated models were litter mates Will...

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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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