PHOTO & VIDEO

Baltimore’s premier creator of custom content for your business

Set Your Business Apart

With beautiful custom photography and videography in Baltimore

In every competitive industry, few things are more important than properly communicating who you are as a brand. With the proliferation and easy accessibility of digital content at all times, potential customers have gotten better at separating genuine businesses from those that are less reputable. 

Meticulously produced photo and video content is a key tool in defining yourself as a brand instead of letting yourself be defined. Visual content serves a variety of marketing roles, from making your social media stand out and compelling to making your digital ads more professional and effective. 

At Urban Ignite, our team crafts media content that builds narrative, leverages visual interest, and most importantly, helps make your company stand above the competition. Each step in our process is carefully measured to determine how to help your business best succeed, from concept to shooting to editing to final product. 

We provide custom photography and videography services. Build up a strong backlog of engaging content, whether it be for your website, social media accounts, or ad campaigns. Our team strives to find creative ways to show off your brand and engage with customers in an authentic way. 

Our Content Creation Process

Collaborate

Our process begins by working with your team to gain an understanding of the scope of your media needs. We identify areas of improvement, areas where media is absent entirely, and what media strategies will best benefit your business. We always set aside time to brainstorm with you and your team about what your ideal content would look like. 

Create

Our media team brings decades of combined experience to every shoot. They are well-versed in effortlessly bringing a media project from concept to finished product. Our team utilizes photo and video content to help build a complete image of your business, from the people that make it up to the day-to-day functions to the work that you’ve done. When you do great work, there is no reason to not show it off.

Convert

Compelling content does more for your business than you may think at first glance. Small and medium businesses across the country are awash in stock media content that does little to build a connection with your customer base. Genuine representation of your business helps sway the purchasing decisions of clients. Our photo and video content have a proven track record of communicating your story and identity as a company. 

Building a Content Database

Content is most successful as a marketing strategy when it is consistent, proactive, and exhaustive. We have seen time and time again that companies that dominate in their space understand how to build a database of media content, and properly leverage it at the right time. Our Media Department are experts on the process of content creation, and using that content to fill out an accessible gallery that your team and ours can use to further other marketing efforts. Efficient collaboration keeps you ahead of the curve. We take every scheduled media shoot as an opportunity to gather as much content as possible. If you choose to go a different direction in the future, you will always maintain access to your media content produced while working with Urban Ignite. 

 

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On-Site Photography and Videography

Capturing your business in action is essential. We strive to provide thoughtful looks at how your team operates in the day-to-day, and why customers can trust you as their go-to within the industry. We work with clients to capture every stage of a project or process, letting you create a perfectly-tailored vision of your company in its element.

Narrative and Long Form Videography

When you want to tell a story, you need a team with the right vision and perspective to accomplish your goal. We help you craft a cohesive message and shape your narrative the way you want. We pay attention to the details, ensuring no aspect of your video is overlooked. Connect with your audience and leave them awed with fantastic video content. 

Promotional Campaigns and Advertising

Versatility is crucial for businesses to stay competitive and compelling. We value the complexities of each individual marketing or digital ad campaign. The content our team produces is flexible, able to fit any tone or style you need, from informative to cinematic to sincere, and everything in between. Videos that are short and expertly executed are the best way to monopolize the attention of customers within a competitive ad space. 

Multi-Format Media

Versatility extends beyond just how we create content. It also factors into how we gather and use the content. During each shoot, our team is always considering how to stretch each moment of content in the most comprehensive way. One shoot can result in media content across different formats, from video advertisements to social media stories to product shots. 

Team and Office Culture Media

Authenticity is king in the digital landscape of today. As more businesses move to automate their processes, customers can sometimes be left feeling isolated and like customer service has been put on autopilot. Showing off the culture of your team can help build genuine connections between you and your customer base. We’ve seen time and time again that people like people.

Specialty Photo and Video Services

Our media team brings a diverse skill set to every shoot, equipped with varied tools to help us accomplish even your most challenging projects. We can provide different specialty photo and video services. Drone footage allows us to get into difficult places and capture large-scale projects, while GoPro videos bring your audience even closer to the action. 

Hear What Our Clients Say

For clients only in need of short term or one-off photo and video services, we offer a few different options to match your needs and budget. 

Visual Content Packages That Work for You

Small Scale Photo Shoot

Need team headshots? Have a recent project you finished that you would like to add to your portfolio? Our team can help. 

  • 20-30 fully-edited images
  • Shot in HDR (for real estate)
  • You provide a shot list and shooting location

Small Scale Video Shoot

We can put together a short promotional video that highlights your business, perfect for ads or social media sharing. 

  • 15-30 second video
  • Fully edited and color corrected
  • Script writing
  • 2 revisions
  • You provide location and participants

Comprehensive Video Shoot

Get a comprehensive video shoot to showcase your business. A great way to draw in potential clients with creative content.

  • 1-3 minute video
  • Fully edited and color corrected 
  • Scripting
  • Voice-over
  • 3 revisions
  • Actors provided

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PHOTO & VIDEO

Baltimore’s pioneering agency in photo and video marketing. 

Set Your Business Apart

With exceptional photos and video content

In every competitive industry, few things are more important than properly communicating who you are as a brand. With the proliferation and easy accessibility of digital content at all times, potential customers have gotten better at separating genuine businesses from those that are less reputable. 

 

Meticulously produced photo and video content is a key tool in defining yourself as a brand instead of letting yourself be defined. Visual content serves a variety of marketing roles, from making your social media stand out and compelling to making your digital ads more professional and effective. 

 

At Urban Ignite, our team crafts media content that builds narrative leverages visual interest, and most importantly, helps make your company stand above the competition. Each step in our process is carefully measured to determine how to help your business best succeed, from concept to shooting to editing to final product.

Our Three Step Process

Collaborate

Our process begins by working with your team to gain an understanding of the scope of your media needs. We identify areas of improvement, areas where media is absent entirely, and what media strategies will best benefit your business. We always set aside time to brainstorm with you and your team about what your ideal content would look and sound like. 

Create

Our media team brings decades of combined experience to every shoot. They are well-versed in effortlessly bringing a media project from concept to finished product. Our team utilizes photo and video content to help build a complete image of your business, from the people that make it up to the day-to-day functions to the work that you’ve done. When you do great work, there is no reason to not show it off.

Convert

Compelling content does more for your business than you may think at first glance. Small and medium businesses across the country are awash in stock media content that does little to build a connection with your customer base. Genuine representation of your business helps sway the purchasing decisions of clients. Our photo and video content have proven results of generating leads for the companies we work with, and serve as a crucial tool in your web marketing tool belt. 

Building a Content Database

Content is most successful as a marketing strategy when it is consistent, proactive, and exhaustive. We have seen time and time again that companies that dominate in their space understand how to build a database of media content, and properly leverage it at the right time. Our Media Department are experts on the process of content creation, and using that content to fill out an accessible gallery that your team and ours can use to further other marketing efforts. Efficient collaboration keeps you ahead of the curve. We take every scheduled media shoot as an opportunity to gather as much content as possible. If you choose to go a different direction in the future, you will always maintain access to your media content produced while working with Urban Ignite. 

Ready to Get Started With Us?

On-Site Photography and Videography

Capturing your business in action is essential. We strive to provide thoughtful looks at how your team operates in the day-to-day, and why customers can trust you as their go-to within the industry. We work with clients to capture every stage of a project or process, letting you create a perfectly-tailored vision of your company in its element.

Team and Office Culture Media

Authenticity is king in the digital landscape of today. As more businesses move to automate their processes, customers can sometimes be left feeling isolated and like customer service has been put on autopilot. Showing off the culture of your team can help build genuine connections between you and your customer base. We’ve seen time and time again that people like people.

Promotional Campaigns and Advertising

Versatility is crucial for businesses to stay competitive and compelling. We value the complexities of each individual marketing or digital ad campaign. The content our team produces is flexible, able to fit any tone or style you need, from informative to cinematic to sincere, and everything in between. Videos that are short and expertly executed are the best way to monopolize the attention of customers within a competitive ad space. 

Multi-Format Media

Versatility extends beyond just how we create content. It also factors into how we gather and use the content. During each shoot, our team is always considering how to stretch each moment of content in the most comprehensive way. One shoot can result in media content across different formats, from video advertisements to social media stories to product shots. 

Team and Office Culture Media

Authenticity is king in the digital landscape of today. As more businesses move to automate their processes, customers can sometimes be left feeling isolated and like customer service has been put on autopilot. Showing off the culture of your team can help build genuine connections between you and your customer base. We’ve seen time and time again that people like people.

Specialty Photography and Videography

Our media team brings a diverse skill set to every shoot, equipped with varied tools to help us accomplish even your most challenging projects. We can provide different specialty photo and video services. Drone footage allows us to get into difficult places and capture large-scale projects, while GoPro videos bring your audience even closer to the action. 

Ready to Get Started Working With Us?

Anna

As a Design Specialist for Urban Ignite, Anna Hughes works to create stronger visual aesthetics for client brands via web design and development, social media template design, print collateral, and a variety of other design-centric projects. Her goal is to craft successful, direct, and on-brand design materials to help companies better communicate their mission and purpose. Anna brings thorough experience in print-based projects, giving her a tangible understanding of typography and layout design. Anna works to clearly and creatively communicate a client’s message. 

 

Anna earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Messiah University. She is a huge fan of hiking, running, kayaking, and anything that involves plants and the autumn season.

Brady

Brady Stafford works as a Copywriting Specialist for Urban Ignite, helping clients shape their narrative, tell their story, and expand their portfolio of SEO-driven written content. His copywriting appears on website and landing pages, blog posts, social media posts, and email campaigns. Brady utilizes SEO practices to drive traffic while still creating informative, narratively compelling content across different mediums. 

 

Brady received a BA in History with a minor in Journalism from the University of West Virginia. Several of his historical essays were published by the University. Outside of work, Brady is an avid musician who fills much of his time listening to or playing music. He is also a travel aficionado who enjoys rock climbing and mountaineering (which are different!). Having completed all of his targeted summits on the East Coast, he hopes to conquer Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Denali in Alaska in the future.

Emily

Emily works as a media specialist for Urban Ignite, focusing on videography in production, pre-production, and editing. She uses her skills as a storyteller to visually communicate the stories of our clients and their work, using creativity, problem-solving, and technical knowledge to guide her projects. She graduated from Goucher College with degrees in both Communications and Philosophy, with her philosophical studies amplifying critical analysis and writing skills as well as a love for questioning and research. What she loves most about her career as a videographer is the opportunity to learn a variety of niche knowledge about the different subject matters of her videos. 

 

Outside of work, Emily enjoys painting psychedelic geometric artwork, watching action films, reading science fiction, and learning about history, places, and trivia on Wikipedia. She has a bearded dragon named Franco and sometimes they eat kale together. She plays the piano once a year.

Steven

Steven Quinones works as a Media Specialist at Urban Ignite, balancing pre-production, media shoots, and post-production work. Steven often works directly with clients for on-site shoots, and is an expert at setting the scene and guiding participants through the process. His goal is to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and his guidance can help make even your shyest team member feel like a star. Steven previously worked in a professional photography studio for four years, as well as spending for years in a sales position. His freelance work has included music videos, wedding videography, and more. 

 

Steven has travleed and lived across the country, being born and raised in Nevada before making his way to Maryland. He embraces the experience of meeting new people, and connecting with artists in the places he visits. He is a huge fan of stand-up comedy, with Theo Von and Mark Normand among his current favorites. Steven will be the first to tell you that Mexican food is the best of all foods.

Elijah

As Director of Media, Elijah’s goal is to cultivate an environment of collaboration through media production, driving storytelling for clients through excellent photo and video content. They have worked freelance as a cinematographer and editor, whose previous clients include the Chemistry Department and Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics Doctoral Program at Johns Hopkins. She also works as an adjunct professor at UMBC for photo and video classes. Elijah received her Masters of Fine Art from the Intermedia + Digital Art Program at UMBC, and her Bachelors of Fine Art in Digital Media from Youngstown State University.

 

Outside of work, Elijah spends time on her own bodies of artistic work, focusing on the act/actions of surveillance, as well as notions of memory, nostalgia, longing, and personal identity. They enjoy, as many do, video games, films, tv shows, but also engage in several hobbies focusing around dilapidated and obsolete technologies, like utilizing VHS camcorders, 8mm/16mm found films, and post-apocalyptic costume making.

Tarah

As Urban Ignite’s Director of Design, Tarah Maxsell is your visual design expert. Her work touches nearly every creative process at our firm, from logo and branding design to web layouts, social media templates, and everything in between. Her process is one of intentionally seeking out beautiful solutions to all of your design challenges. Tarah’s work has been recognized by Out Of Home Today (OOH Today) for excellence in outdoor advertising. 

 

Tarah received a BFA in Fine Arts with a focus on Graphic Design from Messiah University. Tarah enjoys anything she can outside, as well as ceramics and interior design. You’ll most often find her with her husband Nick and their Goldendoodle Wesely.

Christian

As the Director of Web Content, Christian Fuller helps execute your digital marketing strategy through compelling websites, engrossing written content, and an intricate knowledge of best SEO practices. Christian oversees all web design and written content creation projects, helping ensure the final product delivered to you is spectacular. 

Christian believes that content writing is essential to building the narrative of a business. He puts the work in to help your brand find its tone and voice so you can speak the language of your audience. Copy should always grab attention, and communicate something valuable. He helps you find the perfect sweet spot. 

His web design experience allows him to guide our web team efficiently through the process, accounting for elements like the flow of content, website interactivity, and mobile optimization. Christian believes a strong website is an invaluable marketing tool and helps clients execute their creative vision. 

Christian brings 5+ years of copywriting, web design, and SEO experience to the table. He earned his BA in English from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, he is a frequent traveler and camping enthusiast, creative writer, and super fan of anything horror or punk music-related.

Leigh

Leigh Engelke is our coordinator-in-chief as the Operations Director, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. She is the primary point of contact for clients, addressing their day-to-day needs and communicating new project details to internal staff. Leigh ensures nothing slips through the cracks, and that content output is consistent. She is also responsible for internal procedures at Urban Ignite, helping everyone stay on track and adhere to company policy. 

 

Leigh believes that clear, transparent communication is the key ingredient in a successful business relationship. She wants every client to have clarity on the progress of projects, and be able to communicate any concerns as they arise. Leigh is here to take care of our clients, and she’s excellent at it. Fostering a healthy working environment where employees are free to communicate their feelings is also essential Leigh as Operations Director. 

 

Professionally, Leigh brings experience working with the Maryland Department of Social Services, where organizational efficiency was crucial. Her decade-plus experience in the food service industry gives her excellent personability, knowledge of task management, and the ability to keep up with the fast-paced needs of clients. 

 

Leigh earned a BS in Psychology from Goucher College. When she’s not managing operations for Urban Ignite, you can find her hiking, painting, crocheting, practicing yoga, or just hanging out with her cat and best buddy, Rex.

Jordan

Jordan Fuller is the Founder and Creative Director of Urban Ignite. He works with clients and the team to help drive the creative vision of each project. 

 

Content creation has always been at the core of Jordan’s identity, starting with home movie production at the age of 6 and video editing at 14 for his YouTube channel. He took an optimistic approach, teaching himself web design in case the YouTube channel found success. While that project never achieved virality, it gave Jordan the tools to lay the foundation Urban Ignite would be built upon. 

 

Urban Ignite began with clients in the construction and home remodeling industry, and managed to grow as a trusted digital marketing firm despite its small team. In the early days, Jordan saw the negative effects overworking can have on a team’s creative output. As such, the workplace model was readjusted to focus on efficiency and work-life balance. This model includes industry-competitive pay while maintaining a 30-hour work week. 

 

Jordan is a creative repository for clients, helping them dream bigger when it comes to content and marketing strategies. 

 

In his free time, Jordan enjoys a good concert, nature walks, video games, meditation, or exploring local events across Baltimore. He also loves collaborating with others to make art, whether it’s at work or for personal projects. He is the host of local “house shows” which have showcased local musicians at the Urban Ignite office space for eight years running.