Cincinnati Headshots Specialist

Let's create your best 1st impression with an awesome headshot!

Photojournalists: Your Personality Shines

Show them the real you. Professional, never plastic. Comfortable. Personable. Effortless. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation at +1 (513) 245-4100

While your elevator pitch might be 30 seconds, you only get 5 seconds to make a great impression with your profile photo! Rely on professional photojournalists to help you make that amazing 1st impression! Naturally!

From 1 person to the whole team in-studio or on location, Photojournalists Glenn and Malinda Hartong have years of experience making you look your best. Mayors, Congress members, Women of the Year, CEOs, nonprofit board members and clients, artists, entrepreneurs, firefighters,…

We’ve photographed for everyone from Ohio Firefighters,, magazines, newspapers, to countless personal LinkedIn profiles.

We even offer Branding Photo Shoots on Location – perfect for capturing your unique style.

Photojournalists: Both Studio & Location Headshot Experts

We develop a fast and genuine connection with our subjects – a skill honed from decades in news. Our news photographer experience gives us a unique ability to bring out the best in each person.
This unique experience in the region makes us experts in location work – bringing just what we need and work quickly & efficiently for minimal interruption with maximum impact and each personality captured.

Clients include:

  • US Bank
  • Cincinnati Childrens Medical Hospital
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • The Dragonfly Foundation
  • Ohio Firefighters Board
  • Cincinnati Works
  • Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
  • Congresswoman Jean Schmidt
  • Sam Adams Beer
  • Watsons
  • Coney Island Park

Check out our Gallery below!

Unlimited Headshots in Studio

  • Unlimited studio time – get started by blocking 2 hours on our schedule by clicking a day then a time. We’ll block time around your photoshoot.
  • Unlimited looks/wardrobe changes.
    Tops/shirts, jackets, accessories/jewelry – bring anything you like. Jeans and sneakers are fine unless you need full length. See our FAQ for tips
  • View and select immediately following your shoot – no waiting! You’ll even see the photos live as we go! Awesome right!
  • Choose your images right away – its up to you! Just $100 per full-resolution file includes our authentic editing – we want Mom to recognize you! Plus square sizes for easy profile updates! Done! 🙂
  • Location: our studio near Winton Woods is convenient to I275 & Ron Reagan Cross County Highway off Winton Road, within 20 minutes of most of the tristate area. 
  • If you need same day service – rush is available – please let us know ahead of your shoot.
  • $200 retainer* books our studio just for you. Call/text+1 (513) 245-4100 with any questions

  • 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
    Shawn Maus
    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
    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.
    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!
    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
    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
    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
    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.
    Greater Cincinnati Stem

Headshots and More On Location

  • From the CEO to the whole team or board, we’re experts at working on location.
  • Location shoots offer the most personalized results plus limit downtime for you and your staff.
  • Zoom Planning conversation: we get a feel for your purpose, personality, background ideas, clothing, the look you’re thinking… so when you arrive for your shoot, you’re prepared, relaxed, and ready to go! Photography is a partnership – this time is invaluable – helping us get the best results together.
  • We typically only need about 30 minutes for setup then tear down, depending on location, lighting, room and gear, per setup.
  • We offer several popup background options perfect for 1 person at time on location: mid-tone gray looks great with all skin tones and styles, contemporary light gray, bright white, basic black, warm painterly mid-tone brown.
  • We’re also really excited to work with your environment. Please send us a few snapshots, taken at about the time of the shoot if lit by windows, if we’re using your space as a background. That helps us plan the shoot and what to bring.
  • We’re very used to working on site having both shot for major daily newspapers – expert at quickly finding the best spots & light for any given setting.
  • Please let us know about room size, existing open floor space and ceiling height – we can customize our footprint based on your space. If no power, no problem.  We’re battery powered
  • Contact us for Quote. From $500, with partial retainer and balance on delivery.
  • Click the button to schedule a call, zoom meeting, or meet over coffee

Call Malinda at +1 (513) 245-4100 or click to schedule a complimentary consultation.
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What to Wear!

We encourage you to bring several clothing options – especially colors that bring out your eyes!

We’ll send you our FAQ pdf before your session with LOADS of tips on style and wardrobe, makeup, and more. Plus it’s great to bring a few options for several different looks during your session! Be sure to check out our Headshots FAQ: What to Wear!

*Retainer reserves our studio time and does not include finished images – which are a la carte.