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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Toby wan Kenobi – Dogs of Sydney

I first met Toby when he crashed his brother Noah's Tails of Sydney photoshoot when he was just a baby puppy. When I announced that applications were open for my #SquishyFaceCrew book he was one of the first to sign up. I love this family and was excited to be working...

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Usha and Alfie – Sydney Dog Photographer

A billion years ago (give or take) I was asked to photograph a wedding. I wasn't keen but it was at home, they owned a lot of dogs and they paid me a lot of compliments about my work so I said yes. These were very much my people so I was delighted when they recently...

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It’s showtime – Sydney Dog Lovers Show

The Dog Lovers Show is happening in Sydney next weekend (Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August) and I'll be there for the whole time, at stand R104. It won't be hard to find me, when you come in the main gate go to the building on the left, enter via the second door and my...

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Zidane the Frenchie – Dogs of Sydney

It's time to introduce another star of my #SquishyFaceCrew book – Zidane. He's named after the French soccer player because his people are big fans. The inner-west is his stomping ground so we kept it local for his session. I'm so in love with all the colour in these...

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Sarabi and Astro – Sydney Pet Photographer

I don't usually shoot in January due to the heat and storms but I make an exception for sick dogs (or puppies). When the message came in asking if I could fit in a session ASAP I dropped everything. Sarabi, her 11yo dog that she'd adopted as a puppy, had been...

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Bella & Bruno the Beagles – Sydney Dog Pics

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing a couple of Beagles, Bella and Bruno, and their people. It was a fabulous Autumn afternoon and everyone was an absolute delight to work with. Bella is 13 and had major spinal surgery just two years ago, but you'd...

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Nori the Frenchie – Dogs of Sydney

It's time I introduce you to Nori! She's another star of my #SquishyFaceCrew book project. Nori was one of the first dogs to sign up but then had a freak accident which almost resulted in her leg having to be amputated (always get a second opinion folks!). It was...

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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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