Remembering Keely – Sydney Dog Photography

Remembering Keely – Sydney Dog Photography

Owners of the Tails of Sydney book will recognise Keely and Gryff from their spread of photos at Victoria Park. Sadly, their second time in front of my camera was because Keely was terminally ill and her owner wanted to capture more memories before she passed. I'd...

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Charlie and Willow – Sydney Studio Dog Photos

Charlie and Willow – Sydney Studio Dog Photos

Charlie, who you've met before, and new little sister Willow took part in my HUH? fundraiser book project a while back. They drove all the way from the Manning Valley for their glamour shots. Since their Mum is one of my favourite people ever I included a change of...

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Recent Portrait Sessions 12.20 – Sydney Dog Photos

Recent Portrait Sessions 12.20 – Sydney Dog Photos

I've had some fun Portrait Sessions recently – I love being able to offer outdoors as well as studio pet photography (or both on the same day for the cost of one session – message me to ask me how that works). They're both such different styles and each have different...

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Recent Studio Sessions 12.20 – Sydney Dog Photos

Recent Studio Sessions 12.20 – Sydney Dog Photos

My black backdrop has had a workout recently! Owners of black dogs often dismiss it as they think their dog will blend into it – I beg to differ! ⁣ Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or the...

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Rocket (and Zoe) – Sydney Pet Photographer

Rocket (and Zoe) – Sydney Pet Photographer

If you've been a follower for a while you might remember Zoe who had a Studio Session last year. She got a little brother recently – Rocket – and naturally he needed some camera time too.I probably did half the session on the blue backdrop but he really turned on the...

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Strike, Zari, Kai and Peityn – Sydney Pet Photographer

Strike, Zari, Kai and Peityn – Sydney Pet Photographer

Long time followers will be very familiar with three of these dogs. Peityn, Kai and Zari have been in front of my camera so many times I've lost count. But puppy Strike was brand new when I met him in September.We started the session with just Strike, so I could focus...

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Gus the Aussie Bulldog – Sydney Dog Photos

Gus the Aussie Bulldog – Sydney Dog Photos

It's a verrrrrry long time since I introduced you to puppy Gus. It's also a verrrrrry long time since I took these photos!Gus took part in the Squishy Face Crew book project and his order was recently finalised so now I can share these images.Gotta love a spit bubble!...

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Recent Studio Sessions 11.20 – Sydney Dog Photos

Recent Studio Sessions 11.20 – Sydney Dog Photos

It's time to share some more images from recent studio shoots. No prizes for guessing a fair few of them were from my the HUH? book fundraiser project! ⁣ Click on the first thumbnail to open the full image and then scroll though the gallery using your arrow keys or...

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Rufus – Sydney Dog Photos

Rufus – Sydney Dog Photos

Is your dog wary of strangers? Rufus only allows a very select amount of people into his personal space. I had to tailor my shooting style to make sure he wasn’t pushed out of his comfort zone. With distance, time and some very high value treats I managed to work with...

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Kuuki and Nyksi – Sydney Dog Photography

Kuuki and Nyksi – Sydney Dog Photography

Kuuki and Nyksi were the very lucky winners of my 2020 Love Your Pet Day giveaway. These are some of my favourites from the Studio Session they had at the start of June.These two Finnish Lapphunds are an absolute credit to their owners. They are beautifully well...

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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.

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