The Hartongs | Photojournalists


Award-winning Photo + Video

Headshots

Confident. Genuine. Naturally looking your very best! And dare we say FUN! Don’t settle for a selfie. Put your trust in experts to create the very best images! From one person to the whole team, we’ve got you covered.
On location or in our studio – we make sure you get images that create an immediate connection! We’re continually striving for images that will blow you away!

Magazine Cover Shoot for Key for Women Executive

Branding

From manufacturing to non-profits, portraits to documentary – Glenn & Malinda Hartong are experts at creating The Look for their clients. Web, print, social media – create one cohesive presence with images and video.

Lock in your connection with your audience and take your brand to the next level. Your brand is nothing to fool around with! Depend on the best to create the images that will engage your clients, naturally, genuinely! We put you at ease, make it simple, fun, painless! Posing and lighting to present your very best to your audience! Watch your connection to your audience SOAR! 

Yes we shoot product, story, video, portraits and more! Create THE WHOLE PACKAGE to tell our brand story!

CEO photo shoot in showroom

Seniors & Teens

Look like you just stepped off the cover of your favorite magazine! Let’s design your  editorial photo shoot – full personality, attitude, style!
Become one of our featured Models and take advantage of a TON of exclusive perks! Check out our Portfolio and fill out the form to apply today! Very limited availability! Multiple locations, studio glam closet, and much more. Brooklyn sent in a few of her images and a got a call the same day!

PORTRAITS

You will never be any younger than you are today. Exist in photographs. Malinda captures the real you, but you’ll be stunned at how amazing you’ll look! Malinda specializes in authentic portraits – identifying with mature women. Malinda will make you FEEL AND LOOK your absolute BEST.

Ask about our super cool studio wardrobe and spend the day feeling like an absolute Queen! It’s time to celebrate YOU!

Posing you in a way that suits you best. Don’t believe the camera adds pounds – the angles and poses we shoot will have you looking and feeling amazing! So just SCHEDULE your shoot! NOW is the BEST time! We’ll never be as young as we are today.

EDITORIAL

Magazine Cover Photo Shoots & event coverage for a long list of publications and clients including Cincinnati Magazine, Friends of Music Hall, and many more. Check out the cover photos for Xavier Nation above. For Zach’s cover shoot we set up 12 lights in the arena. That’s NOT Photoshop!

EVENTS

Capturing moments is what we do. Years spent photographing daily news honed a keen sense of being in the right place, at the right time, anticipating what’s coming next. Clients include Cincinnati Magazine, The Dragonfly Foundation, and more.

Editorial Portrait

Team Headshots on Location

Team Headshots are Malinda’s favorite shoots! From the executives of a global media company to city council members to nonprofit boards to sales teams, we customize your onsite photo shoot to your style and needs. At one recent shoot, an executive was surprised by our attention to detail – he had never had anyone use blotting papers to reduce shine and lint roll his jacket before. Contact Malinda for a quote today, or call/text 513-245-4100.

Be sure to visit our tips for self care and wardrobe for headshots.


Malinda & Glenn Hartong are photojournalists and editorial photographers with extensive experience in both candid and event photography as well as portraits – from branding and headshots to seniors, models, and gorgeous portraits.
We shoot covers and more for regional and international publications, like the 3 images above for Xavier Nation, Xavier University’s alumni publication. The first photo was created by Malinda, from concept to setup, using 12 actual flashes. Not photoshop. Not what we do day to day, but it was certainly fun to capture for the cover showcasing Xavier’s rising star athlete. We typically keep it simple, but once in a while its fun to go all out!

Genuine Expression is everything

Whether in our studio near Winton Woods or on location, our 1st priority is expression. Having shot news for decades, we know a real smile when we see one, and it makes all the difference! Take your time, cruise through our work, and contact us to schedule your photo shoot. Our upbeat Photo Shoots are fully guided to capture your best angle and also best organic expression.513-245-4100

  • 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
  • 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
    Allison Kulage
  • 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
    Steve Conn
    District Chief
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    Colerain Fire Dept
  • 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
    Karen
    Communications
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    US Bank
  • 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
    Rachel
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    Wyoming Fire & EMS
  • 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
    Laure Quinlivan
    Owner
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    LQ Consulting
  • 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
    Michael Perry
    Editor
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    Cincinnati Enquirer / Xavier Nation Magazine
  • 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
    Ria Davidson
    Co-Founder
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    The Dragonfly Foundation
  • 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
    Katelyn
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    Greater Cincinnati Stem
  • 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
    Deb V
    Owner
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    Spark Starter Studio
event photographers capture formal event in cincinnati for nonprofit fundraiser

Photojournalists

Glenn & Malinda Hartong each have 25 years professional photography experience. Photojournalists cover everything: executive portraits and features, editorial cover shoots, fires, floods,  community events, sports, and so much more. We’re experts at shooting on location, from headshots to branding to video interviews.

Malinda Hartong loves capturing people, creating interesting and engaging portraits – on location or in the studio!

Glenn is an Emmy-award winning 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, PBS and more.

Malinda’s photographs have been published 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, teens, and brand images.

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

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

Brooklyn, tween model. Malinda Hartong, TheHartongs

Teen and senior portraits, model photographer, Cincinnati Ohio.