Bruno’s 12th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Bruno’s 12th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Happy 12th Birthday Bruno! I promised him no more studio birthday shoots after his 10th bday production but I never said no more birthday photos ? His outing today was to Centennial Park which is one of the few places I can enjoy with him and his reactivity, because...

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Adopt Me 11.22 – Adopt a Dog Sydney

Adopt Me 11.22 – Adopt a Dog Sydney

This month's adoptables are all from Fetching Dogs again and they were all photographed on the same morning. Mammoth effort! Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow buttons on the left...

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Lola the Bull Terrier | Sydney Pet Photos

Lola the Bull Terrier | Sydney Pet Photos

I've really enjoyed getting to know Lola and her person this year. I typically meet my clients no more than three times (session, purchasing appointment and artwork collection) but I've probably seen Lola about eight times already and we're not even done yet! I think...

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Klaus Blue Staffy | Studio Pet Photographer

Klaus Blue Staffy | Studio Pet Photographer

I had a bonafide dog celebrity in the studio recently. If you're not one of the 100k+ people following Klaus on Instagram (I think it's even more on TikTok!), then you need to be! He's more than a little bit cute. Here's a look at the full slideshow from his shoot....

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Recent Studio Sessions 11.22 – Studio Pet Photographer

Recent Studio Sessions 11.22 – Studio Pet Photographer

Meet some of the dogs that had studio sessions recently – all three are models in my 2023 fundraiser calendars – Kira, Tortellini and Azuki ... ⁣ Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow...

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Nugget the Cavoodle | Studio Pet Photography

Nugget the Cavoodle | Studio Pet Photography

Nugget and some of his extensive wardrobe came for a Studio Session recently. I love this bit from his pre-session questionnaire: When I first saw a photo of him I said to my husband "that one looks like a chicken nugget" and my husband responded with "we are not...

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Juno’s DNA test results are in | Sydney Dog Photos

Juno’s DNA test results are in | Sydney Dog Photos

Imagine you spent 11 years thinking you had a sister and then it came to light that you've been lied to all this time?!! Frankly, I think I'm more shocked than Bruno!I love Embark DNA tests and have done all my dogs. So when their annual sale was happening last...

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Remembering Kai | Sydney Pet Photographer

Remembering Kai | Sydney Pet Photographer

I first met Kai over 10 years ago when he was a last minute addition to big sister Peityn's portrait session booking. I've lost count of the amount of times he's been in front of my camera since then but I haven't lost count of the amount of different expressions he...

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Butters’ 4th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Butters’ 4th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Happy 4th birthday Peanut Butter!! Celebrations started on Sunday when I took him and Ninja for a much needed run at their favourite SniffSpace (there's a reel here). Today he got to have a solo outing - first to PetO to pick out presents, then to the Peanut Butter...

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A puppy, a snake and a gecko, oh my! | sydney pet photos

A puppy, a snake and a gecko, oh my! | sydney pet photos

I had my first snake and first gecko in the studio recently! The main focus of the shoot was Labrador puppy Tamago but everyone else had a turn in front of the lens as well - even the humans. They loved all the photos so they got the full digital collection. Click the...

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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.

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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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