Gloria the Swiss Shepherd’s baby puppy session

I recently introduced a new session type called Puppy's First Year. I absolutely love photographing puppies but they change so much in their first year so I wanted to make it a viable option to have three sessions during that time. Then, if you want, you can wait...

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The fallen muse | Sydney Dog Photographer

Once upon a time there was a little brindle brat who loved the camera and held the title of most photographed dog in Sydney. Like all supermodels, once he got old he was ruthlessly replaced by a fresh faced youngster (do you see what I did there?!). I foolishly...

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Bo & Cruize | Sydney Dog Photographer

A couple of weeks ago I had the HUGE pleasure of photographing two dogs that wear our leather wares but I'd yet to meet. Cruize is a photographer's dream in the head-tilt department. I had to actually only make tiny noises so he didn't do the full 90 degree tilt and...

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Perrin the German Shepherd | Sydney Dog Photographer

I've photographed plenty of old dogs in my many years as a pet photographer, but Perrin was the first dog I'd been booked to photograph who was days away from being given his wings. He was old and had arthritis and it had become impossible to manage his pain. His...

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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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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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