Authentic Portraits

Imbuing your personality in each image

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


Authentic Portraits

Malinda and Glenn Hartong are Photojournalists, with 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, a certain comfort level, is really important.

Our photoshoots are so much fun! We can’t wait to show you how gorgeous you are! Plus you’ll see for yourself during your photoshoot! Yes – live! So cool! No waiting!

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Unlimited PhotoShoot

  • FREE zoom, facetime or call to customize your shoot to your personality & style – no obligation
  • Photoshoot: studio + our pond, porch, garden, woodland. Customized to your style! Our typical shoot is about 2 hours.
  • Unlimited looks! Bring your closet if you like!
  • View & order your images immediately after your shoot – see your images in person, on the big screen – we love your input – Black & White or color, retouching, cropping – all your questions answered!
  • Wall art, Gifts, and Photo Books – all the details right then and there – easy!

Schedule a FREE chat with Malinda to talk about your ideas and ours, and check out our photobooks, art, and more. We’ll plan your special photoshoot together – no obligation. We’re so excited to get started!

Book your Photo Shoot- start by choosing your date, then time. Retainer $200


Save Time

We understand life is crazy! That’s why we go over your images right after your shoot. It’s super fast, super easy! See all the details, share your preferences for style, color, cropping, retouching. DONE! You’ll be flabbergasted at how quick and simple this is! All in about an hour! That way we get to work on your art right away and you leave knowing it’s all taken care of!

Retainer* covers our studio time only. Nonrefundable due to cancellation as we serve one client at a time.

We love to work on Location

Being news photographers, we love the excitement and challenge of working on location. Locations shoots are perfect for celebrating seniors, families, engagements, and anniversaries. Ask us for a location quote today! Let’s celebrate!

Questions? We’d love to help! Click to call +1 (513) 245-4100 or hit the text button below which goes straight to our phone.

Day in the Life Documentary PhotoBooks

Malinda is bringing her news photography skills to your everyday life. Find out more about this new service over at CarpeDiem.photos and follow @mahartong on Instagram