In memory of Angel (?.2004 – 16.03.2020)

In memory of Angel (?.2004 – 16.03.2020)

Ivan the Husky was our first dog. My cousin offered him to Dave and I when he could no longer keep him. I agreed under the strict condition that I could still get a lapdog. Ivan hated being left alone when we went to work so getting a second dog was as much for him as...

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Sometimes I like to make life really difficult for myself by taking all three dogs into the studio (with no Dave around to help) to make a card for him. It's extra difficult now I have to carry Angel down the stairs because if I don't she likes to try and launch...

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In memory of Chopper (09.11.2005 – 18.01.2020)

In memory of Chopper (09.11.2005 – 18.01.2020)

The naughty brindle dog ... the stripy one ... Baby Chopper ... the whingey one ... old man ChopChop ... the licky one ... Chopski ... it was rare that he was ever called his actual name. Maybe because I didn’t know who Chopper was when I decided that I didn’t want to...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

I had planned some summery shots with sunshine and blue sky in December but the Australian Bushfire Crisis happened. Although we live on the coast, and are some distance from any fires, we were still affected by smoke and haze. I created this first image in my studio...

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Birthday Season – Sydney Dog Photos

Birthday Season – Sydney Dog Photos

Peanut Butter kicked off birthday season in our household. Because I'd gone to so much effort for his I felt obliged to do the same for Angel, Chopper and Bruno. And unfortunately all of their birthdays are within a month of each other! Angel turned 15 less than a...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part ten

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part ten

There's been a distinct lack of action shots in this project so Dave and I took Butters to the park with his favourite squeaky ball. He gave me so many good shots it was hard to pick just one for the book but happy flying dog won in the end. Butters is a pretty good...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part nine

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part nine

My favourite aspect of this project is having the luxury of getting to experiment with new styles and techniques. I've had coloured gels for ages and I finally made time to play with them. I love the result. I've been getting a bit woo recently with meditation and...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part eight

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part eight

How am I only sharing these now? I'm a bit behind with blogging this project but not behind with the project itself. I can't wait to share the finished book with you all, it's been a real labour of love. I taught Butters to bow - which wasn't hard because he does it...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part seven

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part seven

I started the month with photos in the studio. I was playing with some different lighting so the youngest got to play model for me again. I've now learned that I can't use food rewards unless I want to spend hours in Photoshop afterwards cleaning up the drool froth...

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dog models put to work – pet photography sydney

dog models put to work – pet photography sydney

When you share your home with the dog world's answer to Zoolander and Hansel it stands to reason that you're going to use their handsome faces to sell your services. My boys are very used to posing for me and they really brought their A-game to my studio that day....

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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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