Bentley the Belgian mix – Sydney Dog Photos

Early last year I ran a huge giveaway to raise funds for Fetching Dogs. First prize was a Ruthless Photos voucher and Bentley's person was the lucky winner. Bentley really wanted to like me but if I could maybe not try to touch him or stand too close it would be just...

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Will & Grace – Sydney Oodle Photographer

You'd be forgiven for thinking I've narrowed my niche to only photographing oodles, but it's just a coincidence that a lot of my sessions recently have been with these types of dogs (and I've more coming up!). My most recent curly coated models were litter mates Will...

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Dexter the Labradoodle Pt2 – Sydney Dog Photos

I introduced you to Dexter last May when he had the first session in his Puppy Package. We met again recently for his adult shoot. This time at the beach, his favourite place to be. I love getting to document the growth of my puppy clients. Isn't it cool to see how...

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Snow – Sydney Pet Photographer

I'm not sure if I used all caps or if they were just implied when I commented "YOU GOT A PUPPY?!" on a photo of Snow on Facebook. I was so happy when the response was "photoshoot soon?". Snow is Buster the Golden Retriever's new little mate. Knowing how quickly...

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Mav and Taz – Canberra Dog Photography

Here’s the last set of colourful highlights from my Autumn in Canberra sessions. It was just 2 degrees when Mav and Taz’s sunrise session started and I couldn’t believe that my client and assistant both had bare legs!! I was so cold it hurt to turn the dials on my...

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Pippin & Pockets – Canberra Pet Photos

Pippin and Pockets' owner was so keen to book an Autumn session with me she had it locked in six months prior. At the time it was only for Pippin but later Pockets joined their family so it was good that he got to be included as well. Both boys are oodles but one is a...

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Scout – Canberra Dog Photographer

It's hard to believe that this little firecracker was on death's door just two weeks before her shoot. While staying at her "grandparents" house she got into some rat bait and became incredibly ill. She spent several nights at the vet and underwent plasma...

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Antinol image library – Commercial Dog Photos

I was contacted by Antinol recently and asked to create an image library for them. They wanted authentic images that showed the bond between actual dogs who take the supplement and their owners. Not models. If you're not familiar with the product here's some info from...

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Autumn 2019 sessions – Canberra Dog Photos

I'm making my yearly trip to Canberra on the weekend after Anzac Day and I have one sunset and one sunrise session left (weather permitting). Do you want beautiful, colourful, images of your dog to display in your home? This is what one client said about her...

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Alfie the Cavoodle – Dog Photographer Sydney

Alfie's person was working at The Canine Collective when she first came across my work (which is on display there). I knew Alfie from seeing him in their social media posts because he'd regularly go there for daycare. When I was at the Dog Lovers Show she came to say...

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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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