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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Happy National Puppy Day 2019 – video

Happy National Puppy Day! This is one holiday I love to celebrate because it gives me an excuse to look at puppy photos for a whole morning. Here are some of the puppies I've photographed over the last 12 months. Feel free to say cuuuuuute and OHMYGOD a few too many...

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Abby & Lola – Sydney Dog Photography

It was really nice to hear that Abby and Lola's owners decided to book me after being gifted a copy of my Tails of Sydney book. They'd seen my volunteer work and that I live with four adopted dogs so knew I was the person to task with photographing their two rescue...

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Millie the Cavoodle – Sydney Puppy Photos

How lucky am I that I get to photograph this gorgeous girl again in six months time?! She's getting my Puppy Package and I'm already looking forward to shoot #2. Millie was six months old at her first session but she still had her puppy coat which is every bit as soft...

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Bailey the Frenchie – Pet Photography Sydney

I've followed Bailey on Instagram since she was a baby, so I was thrilled to meet her owner at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show in August. I was even more thrilled when she decided to buy my show special, which included a Portrait Session along with a bunch of other...

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Pepper the Schnauzer – Sydney Dog Photographer

I first met Pepper's owner many moons ago when she came to her friend's viewing session. I had photographed Harlequin at sunrise using off-camera lighting and ever since then she wanted me to do the same for her dog Pepper. So when she received a voucher from her...

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Buddy and Bentley – Sydney Dog Photographer

Buddy was adopted from Fetching Dogs when he was just a baby puppy. Back in July his owner applied for my Rescued Blockheads calendar fundraiser, citing that he was a Staffy mix. I had to break it to her that he wasn't quite what I was looking for. Thankfully, because...

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Beretta the rescued blockhead calendar model

When Beretta's owners saw that I was coming to Canberra for my Autumn sessions, and that discounted shoots were available for puppies and rescued blockheads, they booked straight away. They'd recently adopted their gorgeous girl from a local rescue and they knew she...

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R U OK? My PMDD journey.

Today is R U OK day. Every year I put up a post, every year people ask me if I'm ok and every year I say yes. I've been conditioned since childhood to say I'm ok, even if I'm not. (Even though I'm the worst pretender in the whole history of pretending!). I've...

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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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