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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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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Bruno the Dog’s Embark DNA test results

Just over seven years ago, while adding listings to my Bullbreeds in Need page, I saw this little face looking up at me. I actually gasped. I decided that I had to drive to the pound straight away to meet him. Dave arrived home as I was rushing out the door and I...

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Toby wan Kenobi – Dogs of Sydney

I first met Toby when he crashed his brother Noah's Tails of Sydney photoshoot when he was just a baby puppy. When I announced that applications were open for my #SquishyFaceCrew book he was one of the first to sign up. I love this family and was excited to be working...

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Adopt Me 07.18 – Sydney Dog Photos

While I wrap up shooting on my 2018 fundraiser projects my time for adoption photos is limited but I've been able to squeeze some in along the way and I'm pleased to say that all but Kasal have now been adopted - happy feels. Click on the first thumbnail to open the...

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Usha and Alfie – Sydney Dog Photographer

A billion years ago (give or take) I was asked to photograph a wedding. I wasn't keen but it was at home, they owned a lot of dogs and they paid me a lot of compliments about my work so I said yes. These were very much my people so I was delighted when they recently...

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It’s showtime – Sydney Dog Lovers Show

The Dog Lovers Show is happening in Sydney next weekend (Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August) and I'll be there for the whole time, at stand R104. It won't be hard to find me, when you come in the main gate go to the building on the left, enter via the second door and my...

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Zidane the Frenchie – Dogs of Sydney

It's time to introduce another star of my #SquishyFaceCrew book – Zidane. He's named after the French soccer player because his people are big fans. The inner-west is his stomping ground so we kept it local for his session. I'm so in love with all the colour in these...

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Sarabi and Astro – Sydney Pet Photographer

I don't usually shoot in January due to the heat and storms but I make an exception for sick dogs (or puppies). When the message came in asking if I could fit in a session ASAP I dropped everything. Sarabi, her 11yo dog that she'd adopted as a puppy, had been...

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Adopt Me 06.18 – Sydney Dog Photos

Apparently mother nature doesn't care if there are adoption photos to be taken. With all the rain last month I only managed to photograph Kalea, Rolex, Kiraz and Irani. Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your...

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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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