Glenn & Malinda Hartong | Photojournalists

For all your image needs, from photo to video.

We have decades of experience in documentary work. Daily news experience is an amazing teacher – being the best location, anticipating, watching for THE moment where all the layers come together. The story told concisely, beautifully. From tragedy to triumph, a thousand words distilled to one split second. Click to call Malinda +1 (513) 245-4100 or hit the text button – we’re happy to help.

Glenn also has decades of experience with video – from live broadcast to expertly crafted storytelling video.

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Wyoming Fire and EMS still images shot by Malinda Hartong during filming by Chili Dog Pictures Video Productions short film for volunteer recruitment. ©2011 Malinda Hartong, Hartong Digital Media llc. & Chili Dog Pictures.
creative manufacturing photo for business website
Business Coverage web, print, video, annual report.

STEM Greenlight 4 Girls
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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

Head Shots & Portraits

Malinda & Glenn both have extensive studio experience, including photographing top officials. Quick studio shoots to full-blown coverage of your business and staff. Visit us at The Hartongs website
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From MaryLou: “Thank you, Malinda!! I never thought my problem would be figuring out which ones to choose. I’m so used to looking terrible in photographs. Yours are amazing.

freelance photojournalist for charity and nonprofit events

Event Photography, especially charity/nonprofit

Event Coverage

Memorials, business and 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 Komen Foundation, STEM, The Dragonfly Foundation, St Vincent De Paul, and many more.

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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 compete branding needs.

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Documentary for Marketplace including long form video and headshots
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Chaney
    Allison Chaney
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Malinda at the CincinnatiEnquirer and later hiring her to provide video consulting services to the Marketing department at Cincinnati Children's. Malinda is highly skilled at her craft and very quick at getting the job done.She is reliable, professional and a pleasure to work with.
    Tim Bonfield
    Tim Bonfield
  • 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
day in the life of a family

Photographing your Family

Using Photojournalism to document your family. Malinda will spend a day just hanging out, documenting your everyday. No posing. No dressing up. Just being you.

Malinda spends anywhere from 2 or 3 hours, to sun-up/sundown with you, creating images that stand the test of time, for your children and their children to revisit their childhood through images.

Check out Malinda’s PhotoEssay work at CarpeDiem.Photos


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