Juno’s DNA test results are in | Sydney Dog Photos

Juno’s DNA test results are in | Sydney Dog Photos

Imagine you spent 11 years thinking you had a sister and then it came to light that you've been lied to all this time?!! Frankly, I think I'm more shocked than Bruno!I love Embark DNA tests and have done all my dogs. So when their annual sale was happening last...

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Butters’ 4th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Butters’ 4th birthday | Sydney Dog Photographer

Happy 4th birthday Peanut Butter!! Celebrations started on Sunday when I took him and Ninja for a much needed run at their favourite SniffSpace (there's a reel here). Today he got to have a solo outing - first to PetO to pick out presents, then to the Peanut Butter...

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Dog friendly winter holiday in Culburra Beach

Dog friendly winter holiday in Culburra Beach

Long time followers will know that we like to take our dogs to Jervis Bay at least one a year. We missed last year though because we were in lockdown, booooo. I typically end up turning the holiday into 7 days of back-to-back photoshoots because where we stay is...

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Antinol & Ruthless Photos at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show

Antinol & Ruthless Photos at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show

Before booking a stand at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show I asked Antinol if they were going. Last time, their display featured larger than life photos by me so it made sense to book a space near them. I was delighted when they invited me to have my stand within theirs! As...

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Off-lead hooning at our favourite SniffSpace

Off-lead hooning at our favourite SniffSpace

Here's a photo essay on why we don't take our dogs to dog parks. Let's just say their play style wouldn't be everyones cup of tea (and I didn't even include any photos where they're hanging out of each other with mouths full of neck)! So when we heard about...

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Ninja’s 1st birthday | Dog Birthday Photos Sydney

Ninja’s 1st birthday | Dog Birthday Photos Sydney

My little man turned one today. Because I can't help myself I went way overboard despite saying never again the last seventeen times! On Saturday I made donuts (based on a recipe by Chefs & Dogs) which I planned to decorate with homemade donut shaped dog jellies...

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Ninja’s first location session – Autumn Pet Photos

Ninja’s first location session – Autumn Pet Photos

The youngest has never had a location session - lots of studio sessions but never an outdoors one with anything other than my phone camera - so last week we went on a roadtrip to the mountains. Ninja's pretty obedient and has a rock solid recall at home but I was...

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speedy speedsters catch-up | dogs of sydney

speedy speedsters catch-up | dogs of sydney

I forgot to post these photos from Butters and Ninja's muddy playdate with Norah the Toller and Mollie the Border Collie back in November. They had so much fun!The name of our WhatsApp group is Speedy Speedsters. We all met at the K9Fun pack walk but over time it...

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watch ninja (hardly) grow (at all) – Studio Dog Photos

watch ninja (hardly) grow (at all) – Studio Dog Photos

I started this project when Ninja was 3 months old and I have to say, it's nowhere near as fun as I thought it was going to be – the dog barely grows and he only has one expression! But I'm committed now so I'll persevere. These are the photos from 5mo, 6mos, 7mos and...

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butter’s 3rd birthday | dogs of sydney

butter’s 3rd birthday | dogs of sydney

Happy 3rd Birthday to my middle child, Peanut Butter. He's been a very good big brother to Ninja so he got spoiled with presents, a yellow/gold blob cake (which was just as ugly as last years' orange blob cake) and a muddy outing with his two besties Molly and Norah...

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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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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.