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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Karma | Sydney Dog Photographer

For some reason, when I received a Shoestring Session booking for Karma the 12 year old rescue Staffy mix, I painted a mental picture of a decrepit little old dear. As the owner of an almost 10 year old Staffy who is still mental as anything I should have known that...

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Snow and Thor | Sydney Dog Photographer

Never in my wildest dreams did I think a shoot with two Husky puppies would be so enjoyable! Having owned one before and all the time I've spent photographing dogs for Arctic Breed Rescue has left me with the (commonly held) belief that they're a stubborn bunch who...

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Cowboy Bebop | Sydney Pet Photographer

When my friend opened up his home to a foster goat I made it very clear that I was available to do his adoption photos. Cause really, how often do you get to photograph an indoor goat that wears nappies and a different outfit every day?! I was greeted at the door by...

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The Dog Coach | Sydney Dog Photographer

Last week I had the very fun job of taking photos for The Dog Coach's new website (it's still under construction, but you can bookmark it for later and in the meantime check out their Facebook page here). You might recognise these two lovely ladies – Aggy was AJ's Dog...

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Izabela the Samoyed | Sydney Dog Photographer

This is Izabela. She's 13.5 years old, almost deaf, eyesight not the best and has severe hip dysplasia. She belongs to the director of Arctic Breed Rescue and her shoot was a birthday present from some ABR volunteers. Don't you just want to cuddle that big fluffy...

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Fonzie and Luna | Sydney Dog Photographer

As I was driving to Centennial Park last week for Fonzie and Luna's session, I got a text from their owner to say they were early and the dogs were having a run. I was going to reply asking her not to wear them out, but I was behind the wheel so I hoped for the best....

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Renbury Farm enrichment

Last week I went to Renbury Farm Animal Shelter with the other members of Team Dog – Darren and Mel – and we enriched the shelter using many tried and tested methods. These included: • Clicker training the dogs so that they remain quiet and calm when people are coming...

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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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