Sampson the Cat | Sydney Cat Photographer

Back in January I had the pleasure of meeting Sampson and his people. He's eighteen years old and his owner described him as her little rescue mate. They've been in each other's lives since she adopted him as a baby kitten and the bond between them is heartwarming....

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Mitz and Sammy | Sydney Pet Photographer

A couple of weeks ago, when there was finally a break in the bad weather, I got to photograph these two very pretty rescue kitties. Mitz and Sammy weren't especially keen on doing any posing (that's an understatement), but with a combination of long lenses, patience...

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Chilli the Birman | Sydney Pet Photography

When my booking to photograph Chilli the five month old Birman was confirmed I may have done a little squeal with excitement. A friend of mine has a Birman kitten so I knew just how much gorgeousness I was going to be faced with. I'd say I got about ten minutes of...

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Cara Mia | Sydney Pet Photographer

Cara Mia is a very beautiful glitter-coat Bengal who belongs to a friend of mine. Is she not the most stunning cat you've ever seen? Needless to say, now I want one too! Unfortunately certain members of our pack would have difficulty co-existing with a cat so I'll...

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Sid and Vana | Sydney Cat Photographer

Mel was given a gift voucher for a photo session when she left her job at Hanrob many many months ago. She lives in a unit that doesn't have a huge amount of natural light so she was hoping to train her cats to be ok outside. It didn't go so well, so last week I took...

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Limited Edition | Sydney Pet Photographer

Anyone that knows me will know how hard it's been for me to keep this project a secret for the last few months! I'm relieved to finally be able to share the news with everyone... if you live in Sydney, look out for these images of mine in bus shelters around the city!...

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Betty and Uma | Sydney Pet Photographer

If you've been following my blog for a while you might remember the raffle for pet owners in flood affected areas of Australia. Betty and Uma's owners were the lucky winners of the grand prize – a photo-shoot, a 16x24" canvas and a Ruthless Leather collar. Weather and...

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Flower and Holly | Sydney Dog Photographer

I was asked by Tim from Pet Rescue if I could take some photos of his pets. They're setting up a new initiative called Pet Foster and each person that works there will have a picture of their pet on the back of their business card. I did a mini session in his...

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Not dogs!

On Monday I dug out my passport, bundled my navigator and husband into the car and headed North! I wanted to photograph some cats and kids for my portfolio and I knew Dru had both, so off we went. After some tea and cake [nom, nom!] Gracie showed us her ultra swanky...

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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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