Bruno’s 8th birthday – dog costume by Kmart

Happy 8th birthday to my main man, Bruno 💗 I'm so grateful that he came into our lives seven and a half years ago. He makes us laugh, he's a great cuddle buddy and he gives the best kisses. Today he's going to do what he does best ... teach Mayhem the Staffy puppy how...

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Beretta the rescued blockhead calendar model

When Beretta's owners saw that I was coming to Canberra for my Autumn sessions, and that discounted shoots were available for puppies and rescued blockheads, they booked straight away. They'd recently adopted their gorgeous girl from a local rescue and they knew she...

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Cake smash birthday party for my two old dogs

Happy 13th Birthday Chopper and belated Happy 14th Birthday Angel! I know they look all kinds of miserable in the first photo but even if they weren't having to wait to eat cake I can assure you they'd still look like sad sacks – that's their camera faces. Those fugly...

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Donut worry, be happy – launch party

On Saturday I threw a donut themed party to launch my #SquishyFaceCrew book, my 2019 calendars and diaries and my xmas cards. Chopper and Bruno had the important job of sticking their heads through the donut holes for a promo photo. They take their modelling duties...

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Taco, Gucci & Prada – Squishy Face Crew

I met Taco, Gucci and Prada at the Dog Lovers Show in August. I had Tor the Frenchie puppy at my stand all weekend and they couldn't resist stopping to squeeze his cheeks! We got talking about my #SquishyFaceCrew book project and they were keen to take part and, as...

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Holiday with the ruthless rat pack at Culburra Beach

Earlier in the year I clicked on the 2018 folder of photos of our dogs and was horrified to find nothing in there. I thought I'd accidentally deleted the contents so I went about searching my backup drives for the files. Then it dawned on me ... I hadn't taken a...

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Photoshoot with our dogs at Jerrymara Estate

I don't know how it came about that Kate from Jerrymara Estate and I set up a mutual appreciation society on Instagram but it's been a lovely journey. I suppose the main thing we have in common is our love for rescued blockheads – her gorgeous 11yo blockhead Jetty is...

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2019 fundraiser calendars, diary and Christmas cards

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas ... Well, it is for me anyway because my Squishy Face Crew book and all of these other fundraising publications have gone to print, woohoo! The following points apply to everything I'm about to show you: – 100% of the money...

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Adopt Me 09.18 – Sydney Pet Photos

Time for another round up of my recent adoption photos. Please feel free to share this post with anyone you know who's looking to adopt a dog. Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow...

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R U OK? My PMDD journey.

Today is R U OK day. Every year I put up a post, every year people ask me if I'm ok and every year I say yes. I've been conditioned since childhood to say I'm ok, even if I'm not. (Even though I'm the worst pretender in the whole history of pretending!). I've...

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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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