testimonials

Maibelle, Maxwell and Hugo

“After having researched far and wide for a photographer who was extraordinarily talented (and patient) enough to capture the very spirit and heart of my beloveds, I was consistently drawn back to Ruth’s work.

I first tasked her with capturing my little puppy Hugo as part of her Puppy Diary project. We met in the East where Hugo was first introduced to sand, sea, Ruth and her camera. It was a daunting experience for the little man but by the end of this session and by the time of Hugo’s next session scheduled with his older brother and sister, this little model extraordinaire was giving his siblings tips. All thanks to Ruth and her coaching and guidance Hugo was no longer a camera shy little puppy but instead a confident model- perhaps a little too confident at times. 

I next presented her with what I thought would be mission impossible – three British bulldogs AND all at once! Most photographers would shy from the experience whereas Ruth not only rose to the challenge but surpassed all expectations.

The images Ruth captured are beautifully magical and surreal. Her work has become some of my most prized possessions which I will cherish forever. Ruth’s creative abilities remain unparalleled as does her personal touch and guidance she offered at every stage of the process. She is incredibly talented but also incredibly generous in her time, patience and offerings. The entire experience was flawless and diligently effected with the utmost professionalism.”

doug

“If you’re looking for a professional, high quality, passionate photographer to capture your pets personality and character look no further! Ruth did an exceptional job at capturing Doug’s personality. The photo shoot was a very memorable experience with plenty of laughs.

Better yet the finished products were beyond my expectation, I was completely blown away. Doug and I would like to thank you for all your time and hard work you put into his shoot. His photos will be forever treasured.”

ref and serina

Ruth captured Ref and Serina’s personalities perfectly with Ref’s infectious smile and Serina’s snaggle tooth in the warmth of our favourite season, Autumn. What started as an amazing Christmas present turned into the perfect gift of photos of Ref and Serina that will be proudly displayed in my home. There wasn’t a photo I didn’t love.

I am positive it won’t be the only time Ruth photographs any of my pugs.”

Kirsten

We’ve had six of our dogs photographed by Ruth from Ruthless Photos and will soon be having another photo shoot done with our other Siberian Husky! You don’t keep going back again if they’re not the best – and she is.

I’m so excited and can’t wait to see what Ruth comes up with next time.

cooma

“We just had our photos taken by Ruth and they look amazing on our wall. I would highly reccommend her. She has been able to capture special moments that we can cherish forever.

Thank you Ruth!”

bella and beryl

“We have two very special girls in our life, Bella and Beryl, they mean the world to us. We wanted to make sure we had memories of them as they are not getting any younger. We chose Ruthless Photos because we could see from Ruth’s work that she captures something unique and special about every animal that she has photographed.

Ruth managed to get some fantastic shots of both of our girls, that is no easy feat I can assure you. She captured their personalities and we could not have asked for a better result. If you love your furry faced friends (in our case our girls) then you owe it to yourself to let Ruth create something wonderful that will keep your special ones with you for a lifetime.”

bella

“Ruth is a wonderful passionate woman who creates magic with pet photography. We are loving our print of Bella and would highly recommend her to anyone.”

frankie

“I was absolutely blown away with the photos that Ruth took of Frankie. Not only was the photo shoot easy and fun, but the end product was absolutely incredible. Ruth really captured Frankie’s personality in each photo, and I feel so lucky to have these beautiful photos to hang on my wall.”

archie

“I’d been following Ruth’s work on Facebook and Instagram for a little while when I heard about her Tails of Sydney project and that she was looking for some hounds to include, so I thought I’d apply to have Archie included. I’ll admit, I was nervous – as a typical Beagle he can be very independent-minded and downright naughty. Ruth selected the beautiful Centennial Park (his playground) for the shoot. It was mid-February and still stinking hot at 6pm. What an introduction to Beagles for poor Ruth! True to form and making a mockery of the commands I told her he knew, Archie was not really interested in what Ruth wanted him to do (though she did have lots of treats for him). Having a food motivated dog can be good, but not when you want him to sit 10m from the lady with the treats!

I suspect the shoot Ruth got with Arch was not originally what she had in mind, but she’s so talented and professional and certainly captured his personality as he tried to climb off the plinth he was meant to be posing on and tried to enter the duck pond he was meant to be sitting beside! Despite how frustrating I felt he must have been, Ruth assured me he was not the most difficult dog she’d photographed.

I can’t wait to see Archie make his modelling debut in the book and am proud he will be helping other dogs in need through the money the book will raise for charity. As a bonus, I have some beautiful photos of my cheeky boy, displayed proudly on my desk at work and hanging on my bedroom wall. Now I just need a house big enough to get ALL the shots printed and hung up (crazy much?). Thank you, Ruth from both of us.”

calisie

“I just wanted to say I love love love the wall print, it has pride of place in our house. I’m really happy, thank you!”

Tali, Peaches and Wilson

“I want to let you know how unbelievably happy I am with everything. I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better. The images are fantastic and really show the kids just how they are. I will definitely be recommending you.

bindi and cosmo

“I have been a long time admirer of Ruth’s work, and finally booked in to get Bindi and Cosmo photographed. Ruth is an amazing photographer, she has this magical way to capture the sparkle and soul in the eyes of every dog she photographs and I couldn’t wait to have Bindi and Cosmo in front of her lens. I loved seeing Ruth in action, she is very creative and has an impeccable eye, as well as a wonderfully calming presence and the patience of a saint…something that was needed when working with my two elderly creatures.  

I couldn’t be happier with the pictures which beautifully capture each dog’s personality. These photos are one of my most treasured possessions. Thank you so much Ruth, you are amazing!”

ava

Ruth was wonderful. She worked expertly with Ava and produced the most wonderful photographs. We have now a huge metal print in the kitchen which is a piece of art. We are thrilled with the piece.

charlie and buddy

Much to our delight, every time we look at the photos we smile and laugh because they are a perfect representation of Charlie and Buddy’s personalities. The colours coming through from backgrounds are lovely aswell. Thank you so much and I’m sure we’ll be in touch to do it again one day!

oreo

“The first time I saw Ruth’s work is through Fetching Dogs and always admired the way the photos were taken. Oreo and I had the opportunity to work with Ruth for the Tails of Sydney project and we were excited when Oreo was chosen as one of the feature dogs.

On the day of the shoot Ruth and her husband Dave were very easy to work with. They are a down to earth couple who just love dogs and love the work they do. Oreo loved them from the get go!

I was very impressed with how the photos turned out. Ruth was also able to capture Oreo’s playful nature and quirky expressions. She is definitely worth considering if you’d like to capture the best moments of your fur friend.”

noah

“Ruth has done such an excellent job with Noah’s photos.

From the actual shoot, to communicating, and the final product, Ruth’s professionalism has made the entire experience so great.

I would definitely recommend her to take your pooch’s photos!”

frankie

“Frankie was surprisingly shy at the photo shoot. Ruth came prepared – armed with treats and lots of patience, persistence and understanding. We ended up with a wonderful collection of photos, thanks Ruth!”

harlequin

Oh Ruth, it’s beyond perfect. You just bought tears to my eyes. Thank you. It will be the perfect addition to my home and something I’ll cherish forever.

She’s slowing down now substantially so I’m grateful we had the shoot when we did, when she was still in playful form.

millie

“Thanks Ruth, I’m thrilled… I feel like she is at home with us. Very happy with that. Thank you for capturing our girl’s spirit.”

bo and cruize

“I have been a long-time fan of Ruth’s work and signature photographic style so was super excited to have her photograph my own two monochrome men, Bo and Cruize, who were also super excited to have Ruth photograph them and were probably not always the most calm and compliant of subjects!  Bo, I’m talking about you, you big clown!

Ruth is an absolute pro and a delight to work with.  From offering a good variety of safe locations and beautiful backdrops to choose from, Ruth also brings the patience of a saint and her good sense of humour along with her camera, even in the face of having stray and off-leash dogs photobomb your shoot and cause havoc! 

Ruth cleverly managed to tease out and capture the essence of both my dogs’ personalities, as well as the lovely mateship they share together. Thank you, Ruth ….  I was more than thrilled with the package of images you presented me with.  I loved and wanted to keep each and every shot taken and I know I will continue to enjoy them forever.”

buster

We are so happy with the results of our much loved Buster’s photo session with Ruth. Even though, at times, Buster wasn’t the most relaxed dog in front of the camera, she and her husband managed to bring out his energy and jolly personality. Ruth was very professional and it’s obvious how much she loves her work.

We would not hesitate to recommend Ruth to anyone wanting the WOW factor!

chloe

“What an incredibly talented animal photographer Ruth is. She did a wonderful job of capturing Chloe’s sparkling personality.  It isn’t easy making a Boxer stay still long enough to be photographed but Ruth managed it. I was absolutely thrilled with the final potraits of Chloe each one showing a different side to her character. 

As for putting up with Boxer drool during the shoot Ruth gets a firm thumbs up!”

jack and ruby

“We are so happy with our photos! We searched online for a photographer who could capture our dogs personalities without being in a stuffy studio and instantly fell in love with Ruth’s work. She was able to soothe our anxious dogs and find their playfulness with patience, understanding and (of course) a whole lot of treats and goodies!

We highly recommend Ruth to all pet-lovers.”

axel

“I was so impressed with the photo’s that Ruth got of Axel, considering how worried I was about his ability to sit still. She managed to capture his personality in a way that was both natural and I can not recommend her highly enough. Will definitely be getting more when we add to our fur family.”

poki

Thank you again for our photos of Poki. We have been admiring them all night, and can’t wait to put them up!

We loved the portrait session we did with you, and we really love how the photos have all turned out.

Thanks for everything!

robbo

“Ruth was great with Robbo and myself, gave us clear and concise directives, as well as being great fun and providing a relaxed environment with minimum distractions for Robbo. She provided us with such a wide variety of pictures to choose from, it made it so hard to narrow down a favourite, they were all magnificent. I especially love how she managed to capture different aspects of Robbo’s personality and my relationship with him. I thank you very much, Ruth, and will always recommend you to my military friends with pets!”

lola

I first came across Ruth’s work while looking at the Fetching Dogs adoption photos and immediately thought – wow those are some lucky pups!  After looking at some of Ruth’s blog posts I knew that there was no-one that  would be able to capture the personality of my own rescue pup Lola quite like Ruth – and I was right!   Ruth not only came to our chosen location for the photoshoot, but also came over and met us for a walk the day before so that she could make sure that she was prepared.  This meant that I had the added bonus of meeting Angel, one of Ruth’s own dogs, which made me much more relaxed as I realised that Angel was just as naughty as Lola!  I couldn’t be happier with the result of the shoot; Ruth really did capture Lola’s cheeky sweet personality perfectly, and the fact that she was in her favourite place makes them even more special.  I ended up ordering the full album of photos as well as some wall art as it turned out to be impossible to choose just a few favourites! Ruth produces beautiful works of art that I know I will treasure forever.

I love everything so much, it’s blown me away! It’s just so MY Lola if you know what I mean!! Thanks so much!

Archie

“There’s one thing I can promise you about taking the leap and organising a session with Ruth – you’ll never regret it. Ruth isn’t just an expert photographer, she’s a pet lover, and with her powers combined she brings something magical to her photos. I look at the shots she took of Archie each and every day and can’t help but smile (ok, I admit it, sometimes I even tear up!). She captures the very essence of your dog in a way nothing, or no-one else can. So stop reading my gushing praise and book a session for your best friend today.”

bodhi and jazz

“My heart continues to skip a beat every time I look at the gorgeous memories you have created for me that hang in my living room. To capture the special bond between a 4 year old and her dog is wonderful talent. Ruth – you have the courage of a lion to take up the challenge to photograph my daughter and her furry brother and the patience of a saint and a wonderful humour that allowed you to deliver beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you.”

Ruby

“Ruth did an amazing job at capturing Ruby. She doesn’t sit still for long and is always busy looking for her next adventure so Ruth being able to take such wonderful pictures of her in action and also sitting still for that brief second was truly incredible! Ruth captured both her goofy playful personality as well her more I can be serious side. Still enjoy looking at the wonderful expressions on canvas.”

mitz and sammy

“Taking photos of cats is pretty much like herding them – very difficult. But Ruth managed to get some great shots. Her love of animals is evident and she patiently coaxed them into a sort of semi submission. The results are stunning photos that we will always treasure.”

Princess

“My dog Princess and I thoroughly enjoyed our photo shoot with Ruth from Ruthless Photos. We got to pick a location that was special to us both. Princess had a fabulous action packed time running, catching, shaking and digging holes in the beach to her hearts content. Ruth snapped images of Princess which both captured her endless jest for life and softer moments of reflection. And I got the most amazing photos of my dog, in a location full of memories, capturing her spirit which I’ll cherish forever.”

Mouse and Rosie

“Ruth produced stunning photos of our two dogs, capturing their personalities beautifully. She was endlessly patient both with our dogs and us, and obviously understands animals. Ruth also worked hard to scout the perfect shoot location in Canberra that was still convenient for us. We’ll definitely recommend Ruth to our friends.”

Daxter

“I am one of those people who has admired Ruth’s work for quite a few years now, and I dreamed that one day I would have some Ruthless Photos to hang on my walls. I finally got that chance when Ruth made a visit down to Canberra and I was so excited to have a shoot. Then Daxter happened. It would be nice of me to say he was not the most willing of models, and he absolutely refused to cooperate, yet Ruth soldiered on tirelessly and captured a presence about Dax that is just stunning. I can honestly say that Ruth’s photos are among the best I have ever seen. All of her photos capture the true personality of the pet, and you get a feeling that you have known the animal for a lifetime just in that one shot. Thank you so much Ruth. Dax’s photos are incredibly beautiful, and I’m so grateful for the time and patience you put in to get the best out of my boy xx”

Digger and Molly

“We were lucky enough to receive a photo shoot voucher for Christmas for our Labs, Digger & Molly. We were a bit hesitant about a “pet photographer” but the photos are AMAZING! Ruth captured their personalities brilliantly. We have several of the photos around our home and all our visitors comment on how wonderful they are. Ruth has a true gift (plus a lot of patience!) and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone thinking about having their pet photographed. We will definitely use her talents again.”

Fonzie and Luna

“When we were looking for a photographer to take photos of our beloved Fonzie and Luna, we instantly felt a connection with Ruth via her website and the amazing photos she took of dogs.

Our photos … wow! Ruth captured the true essence of Fonzie and Luna and their photos show their cheeky personalities. We are so thrilled and look forward to arranging some updated photos in the future. Thanks Ruth for making it so fun and for their little gifts too.”

Kara

“I’m still in awe of how Ruth managed to capture beautiful images of Kara on the day of her photo shoot as she had her diva fluffy pants on! Kara was given her wings shortly afterwards. Her photos are wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. I will be booking Ruth again very soon.”

Cocoa

“As always, I was absolutely stunned by how beautiful the photos of Cocoa turned out. Ruth photographed both my cats a few years ago and I knew she wouldn’t disappoint with my dog either. At the end of the shoot there was great variations between the photos – some smiley shots, some serious shots; and some incredible action shots! Ruth always captures the pet perfectly and she certainly did this with Cocoa.

Mink

“You are way too amazing Ruth, I honestly can’t thank you enough for all you have done and the amazing memories you have captured of my precious kiwi treasure. I cannot recommend or praise you highly enough!!!”

MonElite Dobermanns

“I have seen Ruth start out as a photographer and in no time her photos were taking my breath away. Ruth has photographed my dogs and all of the litters I’ve bred. She has to put up with razor sharp teeth, with dirty paws and zero cooperation from the little ones, yet each picture brings a smile to my face.”

Fetching Dogs

“Finding a photographer to volunteer their time and energy to a cause is one thing, finding a photographer that is as passionate about dogs as you are is another. We’re very lucky to have Ruth snapping our dogs and there is no doubt that those photos have helped our dogs reach a wider audience, ensuring they find their perfect forever homes.”

Arctic Breed Rescue

“Capturing the essence of any animal is no mean feat, especially when you’re dealing with the “what’s in it for me” mentality of an arctic breed. Testament to her professionalism and skill behind the lens, Ruth not only captures their beauty but ensures that their personality shines through in each and every shot.”

Alfie, Jack and Milo

“We love the photos of our boys. They capture the essence of their personalities. Ruth truly has an affinity and love for dogs which shows in every shot she takes. Her friendly and relaxed approach is so nice that the afternoon we spent together is a really special memory, as are all of the wonderful photos we will have forever.”

Bazza

“I was lucky enough to win a photoshoot for my dog Bazza through a charity auction fundraiser. Ruth kindly came all the way to Western Sydney to photograph Bazza as he was very shy and wouldn’t have handled being out of his home environment very well. It was a scorcher of a day and Ruth’s patience and persistence to win him over paid off as she was able to capture my boy’s true beauty with some amazing photographs.”

Jack

“We had the photo session with Ruth before we all moved to China. Jack enjoyed the session as much as we did, and the photos turned out so great! We would definitely highly recommend Ruth. Her patience and kindness left Jack with a great memory of Sydney – thanks so much!”

Peityn and Kai

“Shar Pei are traditionally people-shy and not particularly food motivated. They are often very difficult to get close to and the day we had photos scheduled with Ruth was no exception! Ruth’s patience and willingness to get down on their level and give them the time they needed to get used to her was unbelievable. She not only managed to get them to come up to her but she was able to capture each of their cheeky personalities too! We can’t wait to get more photos in the future and would highly recommend Ruthless Photos.”

Metropolis Viszlas

“It was refreshing to find a photographer who takes photos that are great photos as well as making my dogs look good. Ruth’s flexibility as to timing and her patience with 9 pups over 2 hours were impressive, and the finished work was the icing on the cake. Photos by Ruth are now a standard part of my management plan for each litter!

McGraw Hill

“Getting dogs to work to a brief that specifically illustrates elements of a marketing textbook was no mean feat, but one that Ruthless Photos took with patience and enthusiasm. Ruth’s professional approach and effortless talent resulted in our book’s features standing apart from the pack.”

Gucci and Pepper

“Ruth managed to get some great shots of two very active Pomeranians together – not an easy feat! We’re thrilled with our experience and we’d definitely recommend Ruthless Photos to our friends.”

Sid and Vana

“I booked a session with Ruth for my cats as I was confident her skills weren’t limited only to dogs! I was right of course, with her photos just as beautiful as ever no matter what the subject. I’m thrilled with the results and am now deciding where to hang the photos in my place so that they can be the centre of attention. I can’t recommend Ruth enough. She is talented, careful, honest and most importantly a big animal lover. Thank you Ruth!!!”

Xiao Ni

“The photos were absolutely stunning! Ruth helped me out at very short notice and was extremely helpful with everything. I would definitely recommend Ruth to anyone looking to get some pet photos. I’m looking forward to getting another dog so we can book Ruth again!”

Emmy and Charlie

“Love love love Ruth’s work!!! There is no other way I can describe how I feel about it. I’ve always admired her work and love how passionate she is about dogs and photography. I am also very impressed with how she conducted the photo session with my two. Charlie and Emmy aren’t the most easiest dogs to photograph. Charlie hates cameras and Emmy is weary of strangers, but she managed to get the dogs to relax and have fun in the session. Ruth truly captured the dogs’ personalities in the photos (and there are even some smiling pics of Charlie!!!). When Richard and I saw the final results, it was awesome. There was a lot of like ‘Ohh.. this photo is SOOOO Charlie or Emmy!’ or ‘Ohhh.. we should of got this blown up and framed!’ Highly recommend Ruth.I think all our future dogs will have a session with Ruth at one stage. Can’t tell you how much we love the photos!”

Hanrob

“Ruth, your skill is out of this world! Your pictures are second to none. You are professional and creative – keep doing what you are doing!!”

Puppy Love Rescue

“A picture paints a thousand words they say and Ruth you’ve nailed it for our rescue dogs! Your photographs have helped every dog we’ve had so far to attract their perfect forever homes in record time. We love you Ruth.”

Betty

“Extremely happy to have such beautiful photos of our bubbas Betty the Staffy and Uma the cranky cat. Definitely worth the price and the time. Ruth got the absolute best out of our pets and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Paddy

“Our dog Paddy is a charismatic and fun-loving Dachshund cross. Ruth was able to capture this in her amazing photographs. Her professionalism, kind nature and creativity ensured that we had numerous fantastic photos of our ‘little man’. I would recommend her photography services to anyone.”

Flynn

“Love your work Ruth!!! Not only are you a talented photographer, but I love the fact that you have a real passion for dogs, it enables you to capture the souls of our beloved dogs in those beautiful photos you take.”

Mischiefmaka Amstaffs

“Ruth had the unenviable task of getting two litters of puppies under eight weeks of age to work the camera for her, but she rose to the challenge and left me and their new families with some great photos to remember the wrinkly puppy stage with.”

Ruby

“Ruth came out to Western Sydney to spend the afternoon shooting Ruby in our backyard and also down at the cricket oval. The photos were fantastic and I was totally blown away by her professionalism and expertise. Ruby’s pictures were so good.”

Amby, Jack and Maddie

“What can I say about Ruth? She is the most amazing person and so gorgeous with the dogs. She came to a whole other state so I could have her stunning photos of my fur kids. I wouldn’t think twice about getting her to come down again. Love your work Ruth!”

Booker

“We had our beautiful 16 year old girl photographed by Ruth to capture some long lasting memories that we can always cherish. The session we had turned out beautifully. Thank you Ruth for being so patient and kind to a slightly less mobile client to what you are generally used to!! We have our picture of Booker pride of place in our home.”

Boston

“Such a fun day! Ruth captured so many different kinds of expressions that I didn’t even know Boston had. Not to mention the great action shots and cute innocent smiles. With such a wide selection of photos to buy it made it very hard as every one was a keeper. Thanks Ruth, you’re amazing.”

Pepe

“Ruth has a wonderful talent for portraying a dogs’ soul. Pepe loved posing for his pictures, especially because it involved lots of yummy treats!! Ruth is great at knowing what will motivate a dog to bring out their true personality and capture their spirit so that it can be admired and remembered forever.”

Honey

“Ruth is an amazing photographer with a huge talent for extracting the best out of her subjects. The photos she took of our dog Honey are just beautiful. I highly recommend her.”

Boss

“Ruth did an absolutely amazing job photographing our dog Boss. He’s a real character; bossy, strong willed and easily distracted. I reckon even Ruth would say that he was one of her … erm … more challenging shoots. But she worked tirelessly that day to get the best shots despite his defiant barking.”

Oscar

“I would recommend you a hundred times over. Thank you so much!!”

Rhythm

“Thanks for the fantastic photos! I’ve never seen my dogs look more like themselves than the way you have captured them, and the photos were just stunning. All of my dog friends were so impressed when I showed them, I look forward to the next time I can bring you out to photograph them.”

Enzo and Mila

“We had a wonderful time being photographed by Ruth, she is great with the furries (and their humans). Our dogs were at such ease with her it was evident in the wonderful photos we took home. The only trouble we had was having to choose from so many fantastic shots.”

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