harbour city hounds | sydney dog photographer

I launched a new personal project last night. It's more than a little bit inspired by Humans of New York. There are a lot of dogs in Sydney. Every one of them is unique. Each one has a story. I want to document them all. You can like Harbour City Hounds on Facebook,...

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Harry the Staffy | Sydney Pet Photographer

When Aggy from Take A Lead, one of my affiliates, told me there was a guy with a Staffy in her puppy class that was planning to book a session with me I squeeed a little inside. Then the booking came through and it was a happy surprise to learn that it was a repeat...

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Captain Marvel | Sydney Pet Photographer

It's almost unheard of that I'd give one rescue shoot a whole blog post to itself, but this handsomepants gave me so many gorgeous images, I wanted to share them all with you. Now, you'd be forgiven for thinking that he looks kinda serious, because he does. Marvel is...

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Head tilters wanted

Do you live in Sydney and own a dog (of any age or breed) that does really ridiculous head tilts? I mean right angle ridiculous, repeatedly, on cue, even in distracting environments? Email me, let's...

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It’s not voodoo! | Sydney Pet Photographer

Pet photography enthusiasts, are you following our Zoomies Pet Photography Workshop Facebook page? If you're not you'll be missing out on a wealth of valuable hints and tips – before and afters, Q&As, video tutorials and more. Some people seem to think that we use...

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Happy Birthday to us! | strong leather collars

Happy Birthday to us!!! Today is the fourth anniversary of the launch of ruthlessleather.com and to celebrate, not only have I dragged this old photo of none of my dogs or our long since adopted foster dog wearing Ruthless Leather collars out of the archives, we're...

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Kara the Husky | Sydney Dog Photographer

As a previous Husky owner and having spent the last couple of years doing adoption photos for Arctic Breed Rescue I didn't have high expectations of turning up to my shoot with Kara and being met with a cooperative dog – and she didn't prove me wrong! In her defense,...

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my shiny new website | sydney pet photographer

I've had "new website" on my to-do-list for well over a year now. In fact, as I keep handwritten lists, it's been scrawled on more pieces of paper than I care to count. I asked around a few times trying to find someone to make it for me but I couldn't find anyone...

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Sampson the Cat | Sydney Cat Photographer

Back in January I had the pleasure of meeting Sampson and his people. He's eighteen years old and his owner described him as her little rescue mate. They've been in each other's lives since she adopted him as a baby kitten and the bond between them is heartwarming....

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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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If you are an agency, publisher or pet business looking for stock imagery or custom photography please head over to my commercial pet photography site.

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