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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52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

I had planned some summery shots with sunshine and blue sky in December but the Australian Bushfire Crisis happened. Although we live on the coast, and are some distance from any fires, we were still affected by smoke and haze. I created this first image in my studio...

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Adopt Me 01.20 – Animal Rescue Photography

Adopt Me 01.20 – Animal Rescue Photography

I wasn't officially back to work yet so I was very glad to have such a well behaved bunch of adoptables in front of my lens - it's very rare that I get so many awesome subjects on the same day. Thank you puppies for easing me back into shooting, nicely. Click on the...

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2020 fundraiser projects – discounted sessions

2020 fundraiser projects – discounted sessions

My discounted sessions are back, baby! Click the button below to find out more about how you can take part in my 2021 blockheads calendar, my 2021 adorable puppies diary and my latest charity fundraiser book - HUH? I'm aiming to fundraise at least $15k in 2020 and I'd...

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Dog friendly events in Sydney and Canberra in 2020

Dog friendly events in Sydney and Canberra in 2020

If you're looking to spend some quality time with your dog in 2020 I've compiled this list of events that you can enjoy together. Feel free to share it around! To get events for the month ahead (and much more) delivered straight to your inbox you can sign up using the...

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Birthday Season – Sydney Dog Photos

Birthday Season – Sydney Dog Photos

Peanut Butter kicked off birthday season in our household. Because I'd gone to so much effort for his I felt obliged to do the same for Angel, Chopper and Bruno. And unfortunately all of their birthdays are within a month of each other! Angel turned 15 less than a...

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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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