Gibbons | Sydney Dog Photographer

Gibbons | Sydney Dog Photographer

I don't know about you, but if I woke up to this face every morning I reckon I'd have a permanent smile on my face! Gibbons is very high up there on my list of favourite dogs. He's such a happy dog with a huge lust for life. I've yet to meet a dog that doesn't like a...

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Gambit | Sydney Dog Photographer

Gambit | Sydney Dog Photographer

I won't lie to you – I knew Fetching Dog's Gambit was 99% adopted when I took his "adoption photos". Generally with odds like that I'll cancel the shoot, but I had seen many photos of Gambit on Facebook over the last few weeks and I was itching to photograph him...

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Our Christmas getaway

Our Christmas getaway

We went to our usual holiday house on the South Coast for Christmas week. Like all our previous trips there it was amazing and we spent the whole time wishing we could live there. Unfortunately buying $40 worth of lottery tickets didn't make it happen, so back to the...

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Playtime Dogs | Sydney Dog Photographer

Playtime Dogs | Sydney Dog Photographer

I have a new favourite dog. His name is Bruce and I LOVE him! Bruce was one of the models at my commercial shoot for Playtime Dogs – a new dog walking service here in the Eastern Suburbs. From their site: "Here at Playtime Dogs, we believe that your pet deserves the...

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We want Oscar’s Law

We want Oscar’s Law

Many many months ago I was invited to take part in a book project. The brief was to take 10 photos of people from different walks of life with their rescue dog/s. Each image has it's own page with a quote from the subject stating why they want Oscar's Law. Here are my...

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Bazza | Sydney Dog Photographer

Bazza | Sydney Dog Photographer

Bazza's owners were the winners of the mini session I donated to the Help the Hooler Family auction. They adopted him from Save Our Strays three months ago when he was three months old. Due to his rough start in life and the recent death of his buddy he's very nervous...

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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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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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