Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Happy Take Your Dog To Work Day! I have these four misfits snuggling under my desk today (and every day). I'm lucky that I work from home when I'm not out photographing other people's dogs so this lot have a pretty charmed life. They did ok for a bunch of dumped dogs....

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Keely and Gryffin | Sydney Dog Photographer

Back in 2013 I photographed a very beautiful and extremely well trained Border Collie named Kyna. Hers was my first ever shoot in Sydney city, she introduced me to areas I'd never seen before. She very sadly passed away the following year but one of my photos has been...

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Gus the Aussie Bulldog Puppy | Sydney Dog Photographer

The noise that came out of me when I first saw a photo of this chubby little baby was high pitched and loud. Thankfully it was done when no one else was within earshot! I've known Gus' owner since the early days of Ruthless Photos (she's even had the unenviable job of...

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Get one bajillion awesome partner points this V-Day

Are you looking for a gift that says I love you and your crazy dog loving ways? Research shows that partners who are gifted my Tails of Sydney book are 100% happier than partners who aren't! https://www.ruthlessphotos.com//product/tails-sydney-book/ I guarantee...

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Ava the Beagle mix | Sydney Dog Photographer

Some time ago Ava's people entered a draw at the Vitapet stand at The Dog Lovers Show. The prize was a Ruthless Photos voucher and they were lucky enough to win it. Being a busy family it took a few attempts to schedule the shoot and when the time came I was in the...

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Tails of Sydney pre-sale launched

  Dog lovers (and friends and family of dog lovers) I invite you to the Tails of Sydney pre-sale! https://www.ruthlessphotos.com//product/tails-sydney-book/ From now until midnight on 13th Nov 2016 you can purchase one book for $80, two books for $70 each or...

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Rogue the Husky | Sydney Pet Photographer

If you've seen me blog a photoshoot with a Husky before chances are it was one of Rogue's pack. I've photographed seven of Kirsten's dogs to date – Kirra, Kara, Pepe, the twins, Esme and finally Rogue. She was saving the best until last. (The best and I dare say her...

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Bindi and Cosmo | Sydney Pet Photography

I first met Bindi and Cosmo's owner many many eons ago when I was installing a display at PawPaws Urban Retreat (since closed down). As a fellow rescued blockheads lover she's been following my work for a long time and when she saw my Tails of Sydney project she...

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Mint and Jazz (again!) | Sydney Dog Photographer

It's almost a year since I last blogged photos of these two adorable creatures. Mint and Jazz were some of the first dogs I photographed for my Tails of Sydney book (COMING SOON!!!). We went to Mrs Macquarie's Chair where we queued patiently (some more patiently than...

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Charlie and Buddy | Pet Photography Sydney

I met Charlie and Buddy very early on in the Tails of Sydney project because applicants with puppies got to go to the front of the queue. I never have very high expectations for puppies but Buddy was all over this modelling malarkey from the word go!   Big...

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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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