Pepe | Sydney Dog Photographer

International readers of my blog might wonder if I've moved back to Ireland with all my mentions of bad weather, but no, I'm still in Sydney. To date, 2015 has been a really difficult year for me as a natural light photographer. I haven't had a single session go ahead...

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before & after | sydney dog pictures

After missing the first photo challenge I almost missed the third one too, but the deadline was extended to accommodate others so I decided to get up bright and early on Sunday morning and take the whingebag (that'd be Bruno in case you weren't aware of his most...

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jax the rottie – pt2 | sydney puppy photographer

About ten days ago our little mate, who isn't so little any more, went back to live with his owner in his new home. I was out taking photos when he was collected, which is probably a good thing 'cause I hate goodbyes and tears may have been shed. I promised in the...

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We’re ba-ack! | Sydney Dog Photographer

Since the start of the year I've been completely engrossed in redesigning the Ruthless Leather website. I've done a few Wordpress sites in the last few years and thought "what's one more?". Making an e-commerce website is a pretty mammoth task compared to a blog or a...

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Photo challenge – part 2

If you read the title and thought "hey, I missed part 1", don't bother going looking for it, because I actually missed it too! At the start of the year some pet photographer friends and I talked about doing a monthly photo challenge. We had such crummy weather in...

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feel the love promotion | sydney dog photographer

With my Feel the Love promotion I'm covering all angles ... A discount for you Book and pay for a Supreme Session between now and midnight on Sunday (15.02.15) to receive a $100 discount* * This offer is limited to ten bookings. First come, first served. A donation to...

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Lexi the Shar Pei | Sydney Dog Photographer

Way back in November I left my house to drive to a session that was to be unlike any I've ever done before, or since. In her owners words: "Lexi is 11 and blind in both eyes. One eye is small, white, hard and sunken back into her head, the other is discoloured and has...

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Thank you! | Sydney Dog Photographer

***THANK YOU*** Massive thanks to everyone who bought a 2015 calendar or diary or both. Together we've managed to raise $2460 for two very worthy groups – $490 for Team Dog and $1970 for Fetching Dogs. Your support is very much appreciated. (The photo of Jax has...

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Season’s Greetings | Sydney Pet Photographer

I'll be spending the rest of the year working on my business and not taking many photos, so before I get offline (who am I kidding, I'm never offline!) I'll leave you with this Season's Greeting. Thank you so much for your continued support throughout the year. I hope...

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Jax the Rottie | Sydney Puppy Photographer

I was going to wait until I'd done a proper on-location shoot with Jax before I introduced him to my blog followers, but I included him our Christmas photo so if I didn't do this post people might think we'd totally lost the plot and adopted a fifth dog! Most puppies...

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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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