The Hartongs | Photojournalists


Award-winning Photo + Video Team
event photographers capture formal event in cincinnati for nonprofit fundraiser
Glenn Hartong, award winning Cincinnati video and photo

Glenn Hartong, Director of Photography, Producer, Photojournalist

Malinda Hartong, photojournalist, portrait photographer

Photojournalists

Glenn & Malinda Hartong are fully vaccinated and excited to get back to headshots,  portraits and events.

We have over 30 years professional photography experience. Photojournalists cover everything: fires, floods, funerals, community events, youth sports, Girls Nights Out, Galas, and so much more.

Malinda also loves being capturing people – whether on location or in the studio! Glenn is an Emmy-award winning Video Producer and Director of Photography with decades of awards for his still images & video work.

Glenn’s images have been published in National Geographic, New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post and all over the world. Glenn has produced video stories for New York Times, Deutche Welle, France24, Marketplace.org and more.

Malinda’s photographs have been published all around town and around the globe, including The Times of London, The Guardian, and Marketplace.org, Cincinnati Magazine and more. Malinda loves photographing events as well as creating authentic portraits, headshots, and brand images.

Photo + Video

We offer both photography &/or video – especially testimonials & interviews – to create features for social to web to broadcast, with credits including Heimlich HeroesCincinnati Childrens Hospital, University of Cincinnati Foundation, Marketplace.org  & New York Times and Xavier Nation features, and of course The Dragonfly Foundation – supporting families enduring childhood cancer.

Glenn is co-owner at ChiliDog Pictures HD Video Productions & Live Streaming. Glenn uses his decades of daily news experience to expertly interview everyone from the CEO to the concrete truck driver – asking the right questions, easily eliciting the best & most heartfelt responses to create impactful engaging videos. Glenn freelances for major networks as well as corporations, universities, arts organizations, and more.

Click to call or text us at +1 (513) 245-4100

Editorial

Services

Branding 

From manufacturing to non-profits, portraits to documentary – Glenn & Malinda Hartong are experts at creating The Look for their clients. Web to print to social media – one cohesive presence cements your connection with your audience and takes your brand to the next level. Your brand is nothing to fool around with! Depend on the very best to create the images that will engage your clients, naturally, genuinely! Putting you at ease to get THE BEST SHOTS! Posing and lighting to present your very best to your audience! Watch your connection to your audience SOAR! And yes we shoot product, story, portraits and more! Trust us to create THE WHOLE PACKAGE to tell your brand story! Ask us for links to our clients’ stories.

Headshots

Engaging. Genuine Expression. Posed naturally! Don’t settle for a selfie. Put your trust in experts to create the very best images for you! Hair & makeup available. One person or the whole team! On location or in our studio, from the whole board to the sales team – we make sure you get the BEST images that speak to who you are – creating an immediate connection! Malinda hones her skills with the best headshot photographers on the planet each week – always learning, always striving for THAT image that will blow you away!

Events

We are SO READY! Capturing moments is what we do. We’re excited to get back to documenting events! Years spent photographing daily news hones a keen sense for being in the right place, at the right time, anticipating what’s coming next and capturing those images while being unobtrusive. Nonprofits, galas, and more. Photo and/or Video. We blend in – dressing for each event as a guest would – staying low key, having fun, capturing the best images!

Portraits

Exist in photographs. More than just a picture, Malinda captures you in a natural way – your loved ones recognize the real you, but you’ll be stunned at how amazing you’ll look! Malinda specializes in authentic portraits – especially identifying with mature women. Malinda will make you FEEL AND LOOK your absolute BEST. Hair & makeup are available. Each photo shoot is unique. Ask about our super cool studio wardrobe and spend the day feeling like an absolute Queen! It’s time to celebrate YOU!

If you feel like you need to loose x pounds before your shoot – we’re going to pose you naturally but in a way that flatters you like you wont even believe! So just pick up that cell phone and SCHEDULE your shoot! NOW is the BEST time! We promise you’ll feel like a million bucks!

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What our Clients say

Shawn Maus
I am proud to recommend Malinda to you - I always found her work, character and professionalism most indispensable. She is an energetic and enthusiastic person who is truly dedicated to her craft and helping people achieve their best.

Shawn Maus
Communications
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Coney Island
Allison Kulage
Malinda did an amazing job on a recent photo shoot where we had a tight deadline. She was setup and ready to roll when we needed her, and was able to get our photo project done and framed just in time for a big event. Every aspect of her service was professional, creative, and exceptional. I highly recommend Malinda if you need a photographer who you can trust to do a great job.

Allison Kulage
Steve Conn
Malinda has been a reliable and trusted photojournalist of multiple fire and police departments in the Greater Cincinnati area for years. She has a unique ability to capture the raw emotion and feelings of emergency responders. Her professionalism and abilities as an artist convinced me to have her shoot my son's senior portraits as well as my family's.

Steve Conn
District Chief
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Colerain Fire Dept
Karen
Malinda is a delight to work with. We recently hired Malinda to shoot video and photos of the winner of our small business contest. Malinda's candid photos of the scene were topnotch, and she's also very discreet and sensitive in delicate situations. (We were surprising our contest winner, so it was an unpredictable situation that turned out well.) I highly recommend Malinda for photography and video shooting.

Karen
Communications
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US Bank
Rachel
Malinda has taken numerous still shots for Wyoming Fire-EMS. She consistently captures the most amazing shots that truly describes the fire service and shows the dedication of these men and women. I would recommend hiring Malinda for action shots, organizational banquets/dinners, events/weddings, as well as individual/family portrait photography. Malinda knows how to produce top quality photographs!

Rachel
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Wyoming Fire & EMS
Laure Quinlivan
I am glad to highly recommend Glenn Hartong. I worked with him on a documentary for PBS I was producing and directing about Cincinnati's District 3 Police Station, the first Net Zero Energy police station in the United States. Glenn's former training as a journalist serves him well and means he is always thinking about the storytelling as he's shooting. Glenn has a wonderful eye!

Laure Quinlivan
Owner
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LQ Consulting
Michael Perry
Glenn is, quite simply, one of the best visual storytellers around. Whether making pictures with his camera or through videography, he understands how to weave a compelling tale. He earns the trust of his subjects and conducts himself with the utmost professionalism. He is a joy to work with and truly a good person. You can't go wrong collaborating with Glenn.

Michael Perry
Editor
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Cincinnati Enquirer / Xavier Nation Magazine
Ria Davidson
I have had the pleasure of working with Glenn for more years than I care to recall! He and I go way back, professionally. I have always had the highest regard for his work and his character. Recently, Glenn has worked with an organization that is near and dear to my heart, The Dragonfly Foundation. He has documented some incredible events and has communicated both the message and feeling I hoped to convey. I would gladly recommend him and Chili Dog Pictures for any future work!!!

Ria Davidson
Co-Founder
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The Dragonfly Foundation
Katelyn
Can I just say, the pictures for Greenlight 4 Girls turned out AMAZING! They are all so beautiful and truly captured the “fun” of the day.

Katelyn
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Greater Cincinnati Stem
Deb V
I first hired Malinda to photograph our wedding. I did not want staged pictures... Malinda not only gave me the wedding album of a lifetime, but she has also since documented the birth and growth of our daughter, the trials and tribulations of my husband as a fireman, and even captured corporate headshots for projects I led.... she works hard to find the emotion under the surface... What I will rave about are her images. A silhouette of me dancing with my father so we never grow older. My child being tossed in the air snapped at just the right moment to see the eruption of laughter on her face. My husband beaming with pride alongside the men he serves with every day... Her love of what she does, the love you feel that she captures, the joy you will have for years to come because of the gift she gives you.

Deb V
Owner
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Spark Starter Studio
Amy
Malinda made the whole appointment enjoyable and easy! I'm not one who likes getting my picture taken, but I found this experience to be fun! I could not be more pleased with the results! Thanks Malinda!

Amy
Director of Education & Events
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Cecilia Rose
The photos are great and SOOOO much more than anything they have had in the past. I’ve shared them with the event sponsor, the Madeira Chamber and they are off the charts happy! [caption id="attachment_12073" align="alignleft" width="600"] Girls Night Out, Madeira for Cincinnati Magazine. Photos by Malinda Hartong, @theHartongs[/caption]

Cecilia Rose
Special Projects & Events
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Bronze portrait award - Senior Photo Shoot

Bronze portrait award - Senior Photo Shoot

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