52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part one

It's high time I spread some more Peanut Butter on my blog (messy, but yum!). It's week eight and I haven't missed a 52 weeks photo yet so I'm pretty smug about that. I have done a couple of lame last minute ones and the pain of having to see them included in the...

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Abby & Lola – Sydney Dog Photography

It was really nice to hear that Abby and Lola's owners decided to book me after being gifted a copy of my Tails of Sydney book. They'd seen my volunteer work and that I live with four adopted dogs so knew I was the person to task with photographing their two rescue...

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Millie the Cavoodle – Sydney Puppy Photos

How lucky am I that I get to photograph this gorgeous girl again in six months time?! She's getting my Puppy Package and I'm already looking forward to shoot #2. Millie was six months old at her first session but she still had her puppy coat which is every bit as soft...

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Dougie and Maddie – Squishy Face Crew

Another of the insta-famous dogs I worked with on my #Squishy Face Crew book project was Dougie the French Bulldog and his new little sister Maddie. They have over 81k followers on Instagram - impressive! I'd never seen a long haired frenchie before. I presumed he was...

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Introducing Peanut Butter – Sydney Puppy Photos

It will come as no surprise to anyone that we decided to adopt one of our foster puppies. The dog formerly known as Snoop is now called Peanut Butter – or Butters or Butterball or Butthead, depending on his behaviour - it's a very versatile name! With Chopper now 13...

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Dog friendly events in Sydney and Canberra in 2019

If you're looking to spend some quality time with your dog in 2019 I've compiled this list of events that you can enjoy together. Feel free to share it around! To get events for the month ahead (and much more) delivered straight to your inbox you can sign up using the...

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Raven and Snoop’s happy Christmas adoption ending

Great news! Our foster puppies, Snoop and Raven, have both been adopted and will be enjoying Christmas with their new families. While they were here I spent so much time just enjoying watching them play (and enjoying not working) that it wasn't until their last night...

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In memory of Trixie (2006? – 01.10.18)

I collected a pretty blue brindle dog from Hawkesbury Pound in April 2008. I'd never met her but the rescue group said she seemed like a nice dog so we offered to foster her. I dropped her at kennels to be quarantined before she could be desexed and then brought home....

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Bailey the Frenchie – Pet Photography Sydney

I've followed Bailey on Instagram since she was a baby, so I was thrilled to meet her owner at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show in August. I was even more thrilled when she decided to buy my show special, which included a Portrait Session along with a bunch of other...

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Pepper the Schnauzer – Sydney Dog Photographer

I first met Pepper's owner many moons ago when she came to her friend's viewing session. I had photographed Harlequin at sunrise using off-camera lighting and ever since then she wanted me to do the same for her dog Pepper. So when she received a voucher from her...

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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.

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