A TALENTED photographer who raises hundreds of pounds each year for charity has opened a pop-up studio.

Geoff Beattie has been delighting the residents of Ulverston with his remarkable landscape photography for a number of years.

Since moving to Ulverston in 2014 Geoff has mainly been focusing on landscape photography and producing the Ulverston Calendar each year which has now raised around £1,500 for local charities and good causes.

Before moving to Ulverston Geoff ran a portrait photography studio for many years in Ashton in Makerfield near Wigan but unfortunately had to close the shop following the 2008 crash and personal circumstances.

“I always loved taking portraits of babies, children and families both in the studio and on location,” he said.

“I also enjoyed doing commercial and product photography, so it was a tough decision to close.

Fast forward to 2023 and Geoff has been in discussion with Ulverston Art House owner David Green about opening a pop-up studio in Cavendish Steet.

Geoff said: “David’s premises, Ulverston Art House, is the perfect location and has the space to offer portraits and studio photography. Combined with David’s expertise in producing fine art, canvass and photo printing, and my experience in photography, it’s the perfect combination to combine our skills and work on a new business venture in the town.”

Initially in the studio, Geoff will be offing portraits for babies, children, couples, families and pets, and also commercial product photography, passport and ID photos.

He said: “As all the photography and printing will be done in-house at Ulverston Art House, we’ll have a great production time from the initial photo session to the print production, and we’ll also be working with other local businesses to offer framing services for the portraits too.

“In a typical studio session, I’ll photograph the subject in a range of poses that the customer can view immediately after the session on a large display screen while enjoying a complimentary coffee and biscuits, We’ll be mostly offering appointments through the daytime but can also offer later appointments for people that can’t make it through the day.”

The studio is due to open at Ulverston Art House today (January 21).