Authentic Portraits


Imbuing your personality in each image

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” Edward Steichen

Portraits

Malinda Hartong has decades of experience photographing real people, authentic, organic, spontaneous!

Photography is a creative partnership between the people on either side of the lens. Developing trust and rapport is really critical. It’s our job to guide you every step of the way – ensuring your confidence, amazing expressions, flattering lighting – leave it all to us! Your complimentary design and clothing consultation is the first step.

We’re glad to help with suggestions and even shopping! We can’t wait to show you how gorgeous you are! Black & white and/or color. Customized with you to create photographs that speak to who you car in every stage of your lifetime.

Exist in Photographs! Call Malinda today to create something really special. 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
    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

PhotoShoots

  • Consultation – Let’s talk about clothing, styling, full details, schedule, finished artwork – all before your shoot. Zoom or in studio. No obligation.
  • Portrait Styling – clothing and personal style. We work with your wardrobe, or help you shop, to create the perfect style for you and the mood of the images you want to create.
  • Photoshoot: who, what, when, where? Our studio + our pond, porch, garden, woodland. Customized to your style! Our typical shoot is about 2-3 hours and a variety of wardrobe.
  • Unlimited looks! This is where styling comes in! We love to mix it up! We’ll plan it all during your consultation, and even help you shop if you like.
  • The Reveal! View & place your Portrait Order right after your shoot – choose your images in person, on the big screen – Black & White or Color, retouching, finished sizes and cropping – working together on all the details to create amazing art!
  • Custom-designed Art! Together we design Custom Wall Art, Gifts, and Photo Books to perfectly fit your style. Ask about our Signature Paintings!

We’re so excited to get started! Start by scheduling your Complimentary Portrait Consultation below. Let’s talk about your ideas and ours. We can’t wait to share our gorgeous selection of custom wall art and books from which to choose, as well as gifts and matted prints.


Life’s Busy, right?

We offer post-photo shoot ordering. That way we cover all the details together – style, color, cropping, retouching. Easy! You’ll be flabbergasted at how simple our process is! We’d love to tell you all about it and answer your questions – schedule a complimentary consultation call now!

Click to call +1 (513) 245-4100 or hit the text button below which goes straight to our phone.

We love to work On Location

Being news photographers, we love the excitement of working on location. Locations shoots are perfect for celebrating seniors, families, engagements, and anniversaries. We’d love to hear your ideas and customize your photo shoot just for you!

Questions? We’d love to help!

Gifts

Gift a photo shoot to loved ones.*

*Retainer not refundable due to cancellation. Gift Certificates not redeemable for cash.