Biscuit and Pikelet the Pugs – Squishy Face Crew

I worked with some uber famous dogs on my #SquishyFaceCrew book project, Biscuit and Pikelet were two of them. They have over 104k followers on Instagram - I can't even! I know these boys have done lots of crazy stuff and are fazed by little so I decided to photograph...

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Buddy and Bentley – Sydney Dog Photographer

Buddy was adopted from Fetching Dogs when he was just a baby puppy. Back in July his owner applied for my Rescued Blockheads calendar fundraiser, citing that he was a Staffy mix. I had to break it to her that he wasn't quite what I was looking for. Thankfully, because...

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Lurch, Wilma, Oprah and Marge – Squishy Face Crew

After stalking this family on Instagram for several months I decided they just had to be the cover stars of my #SquishyFaceCrew book - I have no regrets!! Lurch, Marge, Oprah and Wilma were perfect models. As well as the cover I wanted to give them a spread in the...

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Bruno’s 8th birthday – dog costume by Kmart

Happy 8th birthday to my main man, Bruno 💗 I'm so grateful that he came into our lives seven and a half years ago. He makes us laugh, he's a great cuddle buddy and he gives the best kisses. Today he's going to do what he does best ... teach Mayhem the Staffy puppy how...

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Beretta the rescued blockhead calendar model

When Beretta's owners saw that I was coming to Canberra for my Autumn sessions, and that discounted shoots were available for puppies and rescued blockheads, they booked straight away. They'd recently adopted their gorgeous girl from a local rescue and they knew she...

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Cake smash birthday party for my two old dogs

Happy 13th Birthday Chopper and belated Happy 14th Birthday Angel! I know they look all kinds of miserable in the first photo but even if they weren't having to wait to eat cake I can assure you they'd still look like sad sacks – that's their camera faces. Those fugly...

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Donut worry, be happy – launch party

On Saturday I threw a donut themed party to launch my #SquishyFaceCrew book, my 2019 calendars and diaries and my xmas cards. Chopper and Bruno had the important job of sticking their heads through the donut holes for a promo photo. They take their modelling duties...

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Taco, Gucci & Prada – Squishy Face Crew

I met Taco, Gucci and Prada at the Dog Lovers Show in August. I had Tor the Frenchie puppy at my stand all weekend and they couldn't resist stopping to squeeze his cheeks! We got talking about my #SquishyFaceCrew book project and they were keen to take part and, as...

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Holiday with the ruthless rat pack at Culburra Beach

Earlier in the year I clicked on the 2018 folder of photos of our dogs and was horrified to find nothing in there. I thought I'd accidentally deleted the contents so I went about searching my backup drives for the files. Then it dawned on me ... I hadn't taken a...

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Photoshoot with our dogs at Jerrymara Estate

I don't know how it came about that Kate from Jerrymara Estate and I set up a mutual appreciation society on Instagram but it's been a lovely journey. I suppose the main thing we have in common is our love for rescued blockheads – her gorgeous 11yo blockhead Jetty is...

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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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