Glenn & Malinda Hartong | Photojournalists

For all your image needs, from photo to video.

We have decades of experience in documentary work. Daily news provides invaluable experience – being in the best location, anticipating, watching for THE moment when all the layers come together. From tragedy to triumph, telling the story concisely, beautifully.

Glenn has over 25 years of experience as a photojournalist and video producer with The Enquirer and as well as freelance work for live tv and broadcast.

He is currently a partner and Director of Photography at ChiliDog Pictures, a video production company specializing in narrative video and live streaming for non-profits news and businesses.

Glenn’s work has been published in National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Times of London, Paris Match, and Stern (Germany) as well as video work having appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, NBC, ESPN, NBC, PBS, New York Times, Deutsche Welle, and France24. Glenn also produces special projects for WCPO-TV. He has traveled internationally on assignment to Vietnam, Bosnia, and Nigeria.

Malinda also has decades of news and studio experience, documenting everything from five-alarm fires to over 300 weddings and portraits.

  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
    Cecilia Rose
    Special Projects & Events


I first hired Malinda to photograph our wedding. I did not want staged pictures. I loved the fact that she was a photojournalist and would document our wedding in a way that would capture the emotions, movement and images like no stills could. Fast forward 25 years to today. Malinda not only gave me the wedding album of a life time, she has since documented the birth and growth of our daughter, the trials and tribulations of my husband as a fireman (we had no idea this was her passion when we met), and even captured corporate head shots for projects I led.

What I will say about every shoot with Malinda is that she works hard to find the emotion under the surface. She over delivers on every promise. She gives so much more than you expect.

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 along side the men he serves with every day.
Owner, Spark Starter Studio

The Dragonfly Foundation Gala 2019, Music Hall

Unlimited Head Shots

Putting you at ease and capturing your best side all while having fun! New for 2020 –  Unlimited wardrobe, studio time, and looks!

Amy: “Malinda made the whole appoitment enjoyable & easy! I’m not one who likes getting my pcture taken, but I found this experience to be Fun! I could not be more pleased with the results! Thanks Malinda!”
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freelance photojournalist for charity and nonprofit events

Event Photography, especially charity/nonprofit

Event Coverage

Memorials, business, nonprofits, gala events, children’s programs,… Malinda and Glenn use their newspaper skills to capture events without interruption, in the right place at the right time. Clients include Harrison Fire Dept, Springdale Police Dept, Komen Foundation, STEM, The Dragonfly Foundation, St Vincent De Paul, and many more.

creative manufacturing photo for business website

Web, print, video, annual report.

Branding: Photo & Video

Malinda and Glenn bring all their news experience, including Emmy-award winning documentary video, to your project! Our team provides a professional, cohesive, collaborative, quality product for your complete branding needs.

Contact Glenn & Malinda for a quote. 513-245-4100