Riley, Winston & Spencer

I had the pleasure of photographing Riley, Winston and Spencer yesterday. I've met their owner a few times before, but this was my first time meeting her dogs. I've been accused before of only liking my own dogs, but the more dogs I meet, the more I realise how untrue...

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2010 Chopper calendar now available

Some people saw my 2010 calendar of dog photos and were upset that Chopper wasn't featured in it. They suggested that I make one of just him cause he's such a little superstar! So, for all the Chopper fans out there, here it is! As with the other calendar, all profits...

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Oscar the Amstaff

Several months ago I saw a picture of Oscar on a dog forum. He comes from Mischiefmaka Kennels in Victoria. I've admired their dogs for a long time and I'm especially partial to the whiteys! I sent a message to Oscar's owner and asked if I could photograph him. Life...

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Ten facts about Ivan

1. Ivan is my first dog My cousin bought Ivan as a puppy. When he was seven he asked if we could take him. I wasn't overly keen, but Dave was, so we agreed on the condition that I could get a small dog too. I'd always owned cats growing up, I knew nothing about dogs...

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Ten facts about Angel

1. Angel thinks she's in the army She likes to drop one shoulder and do a commando roll and then jump up and look around to see if anyone was watching! 2. Angel is not an Angel She came with the name. I wanted to change it to Pixie, but my husband thought it would...

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Ten facts about Trixie

1. Trixie was our third foster Chopper was dog #3 and our first foster failure. It took a long time for him to settle in. When we moved house and built runs I asked Dave if he wanted to try fostering again. I swore blind that I didn't want four dogs, three was enough,...

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Ten facts about Baby Chopper

1. Chopper was our first foster We took on Ivan in March 2006 and rescued Angel three months later. When I told my husband in September that I wanted to foster a dog I promised him that I wouldn't keep it. I did mean it when I said it, but Chopper won us both over...

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Knuckles and Dutch

On Sunday I headed over to Astred and Bob's house to do a quick photo session with the gorgeous Knuckles and Dutch. I had followed Dutch's story closely on Dogzonline. He was only 5 weeks old when he was dumped and ended up at the pound. His rescuer posted photos of...

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The Sofa Session

I bought some off camera lighting gear a few months ago. It's been sitting in the corner of my office ever since as I thought learning how to use it all was going to be a really steep learning curve. I've been trying to learn Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Dreamweaver...

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2010 calendars now available!

I've published a calendar of some of my dog photos on RedBubble. It's now available to buy with all profits going to MDBA PACERS. It's the perfect Christmas present!!! Click here to shop!

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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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