Real Photojournalist. Real life. Capturing what’s really important!
Why should weddings be the only day we have documented? Life moves at the speed of light! Freeze those moments!
Relive a day in your life. Photographs for your family to hold images in their hands, relive a day in their lives. Unscripted. Tangible. Unforgettable. Printed in a beautiful Photo Essay Book.
“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.
I have books of images that Malinda has taken because it is so hard to choose. In fact if there is a down side it is that – don’t expect the selection process to be easy. To pick means leaving love behind because that is what you see when you look at her work. Her love of what she does, the love you feel that she captures, the joy you will have for years to come because of the gift she give you.”
Her daughter just graduated high school and can’t wait to start college. Deb loves the storybook of her childhood, in addition to all the photos we’ve captured in between – a lifetime of documentary images.
And here’s the best part – you don’t have to choose. We design your Photo Essay and fill it with the best moments for you!
Running through the sprinkler. Swimming at the pool. Batting practice in the backyard. Summertime is finally here! Let’s celebrate life! 2 and 4 hour photo essays with a beautiful book are on special right now! Limited dates available. Coverage starts at $300. Reserve Yours!
A Day in the Life of Waylon and his mom! Swinging, inch worms, acorns, blue jay feather, toy lawn mower, toy firetruck, and jumping high into the sky on the trampoline. Perfect!
Check out our FAQ page filled with info and call or text Malinda at 513-245-4100 with your questions. Just go ahead and Book your Summer Day in the Life Photo Essay or connect with Malinda for a complimentary consultation.
See the photos from Waylon’s Adventurous Day in the Life Photo Essay here! Can you believe he did all that in just 2 hours!?
Recently I was excited to show a family of mom, dad, and young son their Photo Essay – just a few hours spent with mom in the backyard on a beautiful evening. The little boy was excited to see himself in the photos. Mom handed the book back to me – I’d created it for my sample.
Just then the little boy wanted to go back inside. Mom went to see what was up. He was SO SAD – he wanted to keep the book and look at look at the photos again. His smile beamed when we handed the book back to him – stretched from ear to ear! He was so JOYFUL and happy to see his mom with him in the fun photos! THAT is why I do what I do – so he’ll have that book to remember that day for decades to come!
I shoot real news. For the past several decades I’ve either been on staff at a major newspaper or freelancing – for everyone from The Times of London and The Guardian to Community Press.
I’ve photographed so much heartbreak – funerals for police and firefighters and Marines, plus fires and tornado scenes, fatal crashes.
And I’ve photographed amazing and uplifting events – Special Olympics, proms, fairs, weddings, graduations – there’s almost nothing cuter than a kindergarten graduation.
And I’m SO EXCITED to turn my lens to documenting what’s even more important – A Day in Your Life – real moments and memories for your family.
Documenting Real Life
There is so much beauty, humor, love and more… in the little tiny moments that flit by in the blink of an eye. It’s really important stuff!
My dad hated to be in photos – so we have precious few of him. Please don’t let this be you.
Hold a book filled with beautiful moments in your hand. Relive a day in your lives. With something tangible. Give this gift to your family to enjoy for years to come.
I know you’re thinking – “Really? What should we ‘do’?”
Best answer: Do you! What could be more important to capture than your life right now at this moment!?
Imagine weekend mornings in your pjs, baking with mom, teaching the new puppy, splashing in the pool or through the sprinkler, fishing with dad and granddad 🎣 , campfires 🏕 – all etched into images that pull your heartstrings and transport you. Unforgettable.
513-245-4100 Quick! No more excuses. Just say – “Hi Malinda, I’d like to tell you about my family…” Yes, it’s just that simple!
Let’s meet via facetime or for coffee. There’s absolutely no obligation. I can’t wait to hear about your family!
Call/text me or fill out our contact form for more information & set up a complimentary consultation. I’d love to document a day in your life.
Hours are by appointment only. Our studio/office is located near Winton Woods in Cincinnati. We serve the Greater Cincinnati area and are available for travel. 513-245-4100
Hartong Digital Media llc
11711 Princeton Pike, Suite 341-159
Cincinnati OH 45246