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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Sooty and Lucy | Sydney Pet Photographer

Back in October I got a very desperate sounding email asking if I could fit in a session as soon as possible with Sooty the fourteen year old Kelpie mix. I thought the worst, but was relieved to find out that it was because one of her people was heading overseas for a...

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Thelma the Labrador | Sydney Pet Photographer

Like I posted on my Facebook page after Thelma's session ... people that book me because they're having a destination wedding and they want their dog to be included in the slideshow played at it, are definitely my kind of people! Meet Thelma. It was approximately a...

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Archie the Cattle Dog | Sydney Dog Photographer

I often meet people who tell me I could never get a good photo of their dog because it's not well trained. I tell them that I do a lot of work with completely untrained rescue dogs and puppies so it's definitely not a pre-requisite. Having said that, it's always a...

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morty and archie | sydney pet photographer

While I was away teaching the Zoomies Pet Photography Workshops I received an email from Morty and Archie's owner (we've never met, but we've known each other online for years as both dogs wear Ruthless Leather). I was very saddened to read that Morty had lymphoma at...

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2015 calendars and diaries | Sydney Dog Photographer

This year I decided to do something different – a diary. A diary full of puppies. Fetching Puppies 2015 diary A diary that would easily fit into a padded envelope and not require the ordering of specialised rigid mailers. I was so excited and I posted the cover image...

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The Dog Lovers Show | Sydney Dog Photographer

Ruthless Photos and Ruthless Leather will be exhibiting at the inaugural Sydney Dog Lovers Show from Friday 7th until Sunday 9th of November 2014 at stand R94 in The Royal Hall of Industries (at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park). There are lots of reasons to...

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Chloe the Boxer | Sydney Dog Photographer

You know what I noticed recently? I don't photograph nearly enough Boxers. And then along came Chloe and all was right in my world again. We didn't have dogs when I was growing up (actually we had one but I was very young when he "ran away") but my Mum has always had...

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You can’t have just one | Sydney Dog Photographer

One thing you often see Husky owners say is that they're like potato chips ... you can't have just one. When I met Karen I told her it was nice to meet someone else with four dogs – it makes me feel almost normal. Due to age and health issues and various levels of...

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Sasha the German Shepherd | Sydney Dog Photographer

Behold the lovely clean and dry Sasha. Did you behold? Because you won't be seeing her again for the rest of this blog post! Before letting her off lead I asked if she was likely to run into the water, because I planned to get some dry dog photos first. Her owner...

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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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