"love, at the james joyce pub"  Image: JB Brookman

“love, at the james joyce pub” Image: JB Brookman

We ducked in to a pub, to get out of the rain…


It was one of those gorgeous, rainy seaside days in Santa Barbara.  My wife, Jen, and I were walking down State Street, trying to find a place to relax and get out of the rain.

The James Joyce Pub seemed to call out to us.  It was completely empty, except for the very nice bartender, who told us stories about the Santa Barbara Bowl and her concert adventures of old.  There were peanut shells, strewn all over the ground, creating that wonderful crunchy sound of an old establishment.  A wandering pigeon, came sauntering into the pub and spent a few care-free minutes chomping down on peanuts, before suddenly shooting out, into daylight.

While we sipped on a pint of Guinness, we could not help but notice the buttery, warm light, coming in the large street front windows.  A few billboards, advertising local bands, added some wonderful coloring to the window’s light.  I could not help but start creating some quick portraits.

Hanging out with my love, at the James Joyce, while it rains.  Life does not get much better:)



Franklin & Spring Hill Senior Portrait Photographer

Also Serving Brentwood, Leiper’s Fork and the Nashville Areas


“My name is JB Brookman. I’m a rock star concert photographer who grew up shooting the biggest stars in the world. The stages and venues of Hollywood and LA used to be my home, but now I have made a home in the suburbs of Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee. Shooting Taylor Swift, U2, Elton John and Ed Sheeran is great, but my true passion is creating highly stylized, authentic and modern portraits of High School Seniors, making them feel like they are at the center of the stage.”

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