Nori the Frenchie – Dogs of Sydney

It's time I introduce you to Nori! She's another star of my #SquishyFaceCrew book project. Nori was one of the first dogs to sign up but then had a freak accident which almost resulted in her leg having to be amputated (always get a second opinion folks!). It was...

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Donny the Saint Bernard – Canberra Dog Photos

The day before my last trip to Canberra I received a last minute booking from Donny the Saint Bernard's owners. I only had a very early morning spot left but they didn't mind the 5am start. They were rewarded with a pretty purple sunrise. Donny is six years old....

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Adopt Me 05.18 – Sydney Dog Photographer

I fell in love with a lot of dogs and puppies last month and came very close to living in a five dog household a number of times! Can you guess which ones stole my heart? Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your...

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ARF calendar shoots – Kelpies of Canberra

I hadn't photographed any Kelpies since Tails of Sydney and then suddenly three (and a Kelpie mix) all came along at once! You'll meet Ellu at a later date, because this post is all about Charlie and Shaker, two Canberra Kelpies that are in foster care with ACT Rescue...

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Butterscotch the Golden Retriever Puppy

How bloody excited was I when Serena from Pretty Fluffy booked her new puppy, Butterscotch, a 2019 Adorable Puppies diary photo shoot? VERY excited, that's how much! Butters is one of the best behaved subjects I've ever had. I was SO impressed. Because he hadn't had...

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Adopt Me 04.18 – Sydney Rescue Dog Photos

It's time for my monthly round up of adoptables. I managed to add some props and new locations to mix things up a bit. Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow buttons on the left and...

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Happy Bulldogs are Beautiful Day 2018 – video

When you type "bulldogs are" into Google, one of the top autofill suggestions is "bulldogs are ugly." WASH YOUR MOUTH GOOGLE! As you all know, I'm a big fan of these clowns of the dog world so today, on Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, I'm celebrating some of the stars of...

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Gina & Thomas – three-legged dogs of sydney

This was a first – a session with two dogs who only had six legs between them. In fact, that's their Instagram handle, @twodogs6legs! First up was Gina, a rescue dog who's thought to be Whippet x Kelpie. She will do anything for a treat. Next was Tommy. He's a Kelpie...

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Billie Goat & June Bugg – pugs of sydney

I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed my Squishy Face Crew book photoshoot with Billie Goat and June Bugg. But I've already started so I'll keep going! I have Amy's Puppy Pre-School to thank again for sending these gals my way. I'm grateful for the referral but...

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Adopt Me 03.18 – Sydney Rescue Dog Photos

I haven't been able to post an adopt me gallery for the longest time so I'm pretty happy to be able to do this again and give these dogs an extra bit of promotion. Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow...

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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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