Bailey | Sydney Dog Photographer

Bailey | Sydney Dog Photographer

I tend to rely on the owner's pre-session questionnaire to gauge if I need to allow extra time to desensitise my subject to the camera or not but I recently learned that some owners have no idea that their dog is camera-shy until they're faced with big lenses such as...

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PetSTOCK Pet Foster Day

PetSTOCK Pet Foster Day

Before I went for my knee operation I squeezed in a session with Altair from Arctic Breed Rescue and two thirds of his foster family (not including the three furry ones) for a PetSTOCK / PetRescue PR campaign. One of the photos was used in the paper today, but it was...

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Leo the Koolie | Sydney Pet Photography

Leo the Koolie | Sydney Pet Photography

I first met Leo's owner at the Dog Lover's Show last November. She bought a voucher for a portrait session and ordered a Ruthless Leather collar for her dog. When she showed me a photo of Leo I was gobsmacked by his gorgeousness and couldn't wait to meet him. I must...

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r u ok? | Sydney Dog Photographer

r u ok? | Sydney Dog Photographer

Today is world suicide prevention day and r u ok day. Suicide is preventable, yet, sadly, 2,500 Australians die by suicide every year and more than 60,000 make an attempt. If someone in your life is struggling with mental health issues and you don't know how to talk...

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Mint & Jazz | Sydney Dog Photographer

Mint & Jazz | Sydney Dog Photographer

A few months ago my lovely friend Chris was organising a fundraiser for her Let's Build a School initiative. Dave and I aren't big fans of trivia so we donated vouchers to ease the guilt of not attending the night. Mint and Jazz's owner bought both the Ruthless...

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Jet the Rottweiler puppy | Sydney Pet Photography

Jet the Rottweiler puppy | Sydney Pet Photography

Who remembers Archie the Cattle Dog that I photographed last year? His people recently added a puppy to their family. Her name is Jet and she was just 11 weeks old when I did this session. John took a month off work to invest in training and socialising her, so she...

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before & after #2 | sydney dog photographer

before & after #2 | sydney dog photographer

It's been a while since I've used my fancy before & after slider. Editing my RAW files has always held just as much enjoyment for me as rolling around in the dirt taking the photos in the first place. People often say to me "I have good gear but my photos don't look...

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Skip in my step … kinda

Skip in my step … kinda

Sorry it's been quiet around here again. I wasn't on another holiday, I've been on bed rest under doctor's orders. BORING! Unless you follow me on Facebook and Instagram you may not have heard that I had to abruptly end a session two weeks ago and get taken to the ER....

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Frenchie Fun Day | Sydney Dog Photographer

Frenchie Fun Day | Sydney Dog Photographer

I went along to the French Bulldog Club of NSW fun day at Rushcutter's Bay last weekend. If you know me at all you know I'm obsessed with these funny little dogs! Before we got our first boofhead, Angel, I wanted a Frenchie and had contacted some breeders but was put...

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Pelucho and his people | Sydney Dog Photographer

Pelucho and his people | Sydney Dog Photographer

Towards the end of last year I received an enquiry from someone whose email signature told me she lived in New York. Her brother was getting married soon, in Mexico, and she wanted to buy him and his wife a voucher for a Portrait Session and my Deluxe Collection as 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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