Cricket the rescue dog | Sydney Photographer

Cricket the rescue dog | Sydney Photographer

Cricket's owners made a big mistake ... while fostering her for Fetching Dogs they didn't bring her to me for photos before they decided to adopt her! It's a rookie error but I'm totally ok with the fact that they love my work so much they decided to book a session...

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Sterling the Staffy | Sydney Dog Photos

Sterling the Staffy | Sydney Dog Photos

I've been following Sterling on Instagram for many years so when his people got in touch to book a session I was very excited. In their pre-session questionnaire they told me they'd had a bad experience with another studio when he was a puppy so he may take time to...

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Hudson and Phe | Sydney Dog Photographer

Hudson and Phe | Sydney Dog Photographer

A look at the slideshow and artworks order from Hudson and Phe's recent Location Session with me. I first met Hudson when I did his adoption photos about 6 years ago so it was lovely to see how loved he is and what a full life he's living now. The finished products...

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Wasabi the Stafford | Sydney Pet Photos

Wasabi the Stafford | Sydney Pet Photos

Isn't Wasabi the Stafford a whole lot of handsome? He was a great little model too – the polar opposite of another black brindle Staffy who used to share our home!  The wall art collection was printed on metallic photo paper and mounted behind acrylic. There's a...

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Merlin the Therapy Dog | Sydney Pet Photos

Merlin the Therapy Dog | Sydney Pet Photos

A look at the slideshow and artworks order from Merlin's recent Studio Session with me. He's in training to be a Mind Dog and is just the sweetest boy. This was my third session with his person, the first being when I photographed her wedding – the second and last...

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Recent Studio Sessions 07.22 – Studio Pet Photography

Recent Studio Sessions 07.22 – Studio Pet Photography

Meet some of the dogs that had studio sessions recently ... ⁣ Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the arrow buttons on the left and right of the image. [ngg_images source="galleries"...

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Fletcher the Border Collie puppy | Sydney Photographer

Fletcher the Border Collie puppy | Sydney Photographer

If you think I photograph a lot of Border Collies it's because I do! I have two very loyal clients who come to me every time they get a new puppy (or even when their niece gets a new puppy in Fletcher's owner's case!). Here's a look at the slideshow and finished...

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Zest the Border Collie | Sydney Puppy Photos

Zest the Border Collie | Sydney Puppy Photos

What do you do when you see an unbeatable offer but all your dogs have already been photographed by me multiple times? You buy it for your neice's new puppy of course! This is Zest and she's going to be an agility superstar when she grows up. Like all puppies that...

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Maxie the Cavoodle | Sydney Dog Photos

Maxie the Cavoodle | Sydney Dog Photos

A look at the slideshow and artworks order from Maxie's recent sessions with me - did you know you can book studio and location sessions on the same day for a discounted price? Maxie is a very sweet boy but he was not a fan of my camera at all. We got there in the end...

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Buddy | Studio Pet Photos Sydney

Buddy | Studio Pet Photos Sydney

A look at the full gallery slideshow and artworks order from Buddy's second shoot with me. The first was on location a few years ago so this time was in the studio. He can be slow to warm to people but he must have remembered me because he totally put up with me...

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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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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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