Wylie – Sydney Dog Photos

Wylie – Sydney Dog Photos

When I read Wylie's pre-session questionnaire, and all the stuff he knew, I was really excited for his session. One thing they forgot to mention was how smiley he is. What a ray of sunshine! I was warned that he'd want to get in the water as soon as he saw it so I had...

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The Blumenthals – Sydney Dog Photography

The Blumenthals – Sydney Dog Photography

My friend Lisa owns an awesome doggy daycare in Botany called Happy Little Howlers. She invited me to her Christmas party and that's where I first met Wynstan and his person. I wouldn't usually fly solo to a party but when I know the dog:human ratio is approx 2:1...

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Autumn 2020 sessions – Canberra Dog Photos

Autumn 2020 sessions – Canberra Dog Photos

UPDATE: 18.03.20 Due to the recent passing of two of my dogs and the uncertainty surrounding potential COVID-19 lockdowns I've decided to cancel this year's trip. Please get in touch if you'd like to express interest in a 2021 Autumn in Canberra session. I'll be...

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Hunter and family – Sydney Pet Photos

Hunter and family – Sydney Pet Photos

Way back in 2013 I was hired to photograph a very cute chocolate Border Collie puppy called Mink. I'm going to post a link to the blog post but for some reason the images are covered in weird watermarks that I didn't put there so please excuse those!...

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Aja & Ares – Sydney Dog Photography

Aja & Ares – Sydney Dog Photography

After I received Aja and Ares' owner's enquiry and spoke to her on the phone I could tell she was my tribe and I was going to enjoy working together. I wasn't wrong. We met at one of my favourite locations which offers some green, some rocks, some sand and is only a...

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Henry the Schnauzer – Sydney Dog Photos

Henry the Schnauzer – Sydney Dog Photos

I first met Henry's people at the Dog Lovers Show. They purchased my special offer but warned me that they wouldn't be booking in straight away because their Schnauzer, Henry, was still a naughty puppy who couldn't be off-lead. Their waiting paid off because fast...

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Millie the Cavoodle – from puppy to adult

Millie the Cavoodle – from puppy to adult

I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Millie and her person over the last year. We first met in January for her puppy shoot and then again in July when she did some modelling for a commercial job and stuck around afterwards for a mini-session because she'd missed...

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Zoe – Sydney Dog Photography Studio

Zoe – Sydney Dog Photography Studio

Who do you call when you have a black puppy that's "impossible to get nice photos of"? Well thankfully Zoe's owners called me because puppies are my absolute favourite! I give my studio session clients a choice of two colours and Zoe's people opted for white and grey...

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Stella the Pointer – Sydney Dog Photographer

Stella the Pointer – Sydney Dog Photographer

What better way is there to earn awesome husband points than gifting your wife a portrait session for her much loved dog for her birthday? None, there is no better way! Stella the English Pointer used to be a champion show dog. When her breeder decided to retire she...

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harry & kenny – sydney pet photography

harry & kenny – sydney pet photography

I photographed Harry and Kenny back in March of last year, shortly after Harry had been diagnosed with a heart condition. We met at their local park for a portrait session on a lovely sunny afternoon. After the solo shots they posed for some pics with their owners....

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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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