Festive Basil | Sydney Dog Photographer

Festive Basil | Sydney Dog Photographer

Basil was referred to me by another photographer who no longer offers holiday sessions. It's not really something I promote either, but I'll do them occasionally if I have time in my schedule. When we met at Centennial Park I was quite taken aback by how gorgeous...

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Happy Day! | Sydney Dog Photographer

Happy Day! | Sydney Dog Photographer

It was Bruno's special day yesterday. It was 18 months since he joined our family and since we reckon he was about 6 months then, that made yesterday his 2nd birthday. Who cares if it's real or not – he got to eat about ten home-made doggy biscuits while trying to get...

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Vulcan | Sydney Dog Photographer

Vulcan | Sydney Dog Photographer

Vulcan's owners won my prize in the Staffy Rescue mega fundraiser. Even though they live in Melbourne they wanted to make it work, so they drove all the way up to Sydney especially for the shoot. [Funnily enough, the last Staffy that I photographed, Betty, also...

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Some dates for your diary

Some dates for your diary

Calendar Launch Paddo Pets, Paddington Thursday 15 November 7-9pm Full details here. Canine Diem Canine Evolution @ Pet Resorts Australia, Dural Sunday 2 December 10am-4pm Full details here.

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Anchor and Caprica | Sydney Dog Photographer

Anchor and Caprica | Sydney Dog Photographer

Anchor is another Fetching Dogs rescue. He's being fostered by Kimono and her people. We met at my new favourite park yesterday for his adoption photos. He worked the camera like a pro. It's a dog park so he met some other dogs as they walked by and he greeted them...

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Ruthless Leather update #18 | strong leather dog collars

Ruthless Leather update #18 | strong leather dog collars

Welcome to the second update of 2012 – no fear of us being accused of spamming. Quality, not quantity! The collar we made for Gollom the Bull Mastiff was such a hit we decided to add a Go GIANT! option to our wide collars section. Oh, did you even notice the collar or...

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A very fetching Christmas | Sydney Dog Photographer

A very fetching Christmas | Sydney Dog Photographer

Fetching Dogs wanted a photo to use on Christmas cards so I dusted off the ever growing selection of festive props, set up lights and a backdrop and had a little talk with Nikon about not letting me down. He's only a puppy, but he's a quick learner and knows that the...

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Pretty Miss Izzy | Sydney Dog Photographer

Pretty Miss Izzy | Sydney Dog Photographer

When Izzy's owner contacted me about arranging a shoot I was so excited because I'd seen photos of her on Cocoa's page and I knew she was really photogenic. A few weeks before the shoot she came over to be measured for a collar and I saw how food motivated she was....

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Very Fetching Dogs pt2 | sydney dog photographer

Very Fetching Dogs pt2 | sydney dog photographer

Sorry the blog got neglected again, I've been a bit busy with a certain little foster puppy! One of my "The 13 Project" goals was to foster another bull breed puppy, so when I saw this little man in the pound I put my hand up for him immediately. We've been so lucky...

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Jack, Alfie and Milo | Sydney Dog Photographer

Jack, Alfie and Milo | Sydney Dog Photographer

When I originally did the pre-session consult for this shoot Jack and Alfie were the only resident dogs. On the day of the session I turned up to find they had just bought a puppy – Milo. Unfortunately my back was out so I had to make massive apologies and told them...

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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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