Exchanging Vows…

Photograph © Patrick Dobbins 2010.

On Friday morning, the 15 of July, Rachel and I woke to clear skies, reflected in a body of water equally as blue…against natures finery we took each others hands, with Patrick’s words echoing in our hearts, we exchanged our own promises and hopes for the future, and entered into sacred matrimony on the edge of Lake Atitlan…

Please take a moment to view some more photos from our wedding ceremony on Lake Atitlan and some more adventurous moments from our travels together at Pat and Amalia’s site…..Pearls and Oysters.


Abrazos Jeremy

San Pedro De Laguna.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010.

Rachel began her Spanish language courses today at Casa Rosaria and I set out into the streets of San Pedro to find the local tempo…here is a selection of images from earlier today…street photography…creating photographs and relationships as I go, this is where every smile, every gesture and most of my Spanish skills come into play on a level that is equal to that of technical camera know how.

This, I think sums up much of what photojournalism entails in a foreign landscape…putting yourself out there, communicating, and above all showing respect. A sincere interest in your subject matter, combined with a curious personality, can open your lens to plenty of opportunities….

Enjoy the images… Ciao, Jeremy

El Viaje….

Photograph © Patrick Dobbins 2010.

A shared moment, a lighthearted feeling that comes only with travel..so pure, so wonderful. It has been so long since I have been able to leave the responsibilities of home and take on the challenges of cultural exploration…I wouldnt trade it..for right now I am living in the moment!

Guatemala has been wondeful, our clear skies exchanged for rainy afternoons and sleepy mornings, up at sunrise almost every day to capture the first moments of a forign land, easing into coffee and breakfast by mid morning- shooting until the last light is gone and well into each nightfall.

With each day we explore further along the coast of Lake Atitlan, Santiago yesterday, the streets of San Pedro today…

Abrazos – Jeremy

Guatemala: First Frames.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010.

We touched down in Guatemala City yesterday afternoon, the hectic schedule of the past few weeks behind us. Antigua, a small colonial town, would be our gateway to greater adventure. We checked into a small room with open courtyards and headed out into the rain to get our feet on the ground and breath in the thick air of Central America, washing our long travels away with an ice cold Moza…..this trip has been a long time coming!

I am not here on assignment, I am not pursuing a project of any significance, but rather exploring a country with open eyes. Rachel and I will share our vows here on the edge of Lake Atitlan, in the company of my very close friend and companion Patrick Dobbins, and his beautiful wife Amalia!

Together we will soak up the culture of this wonderful country in the next few weeks!

I will not post often, but I will be shooting. Internet will be scarce, and I will not go to any great measures to seek it out. Our time here will be memorable-a once in a lifetime trip for so many reasons…and one that I am already easily sliding into…with this post I am setting out to find homemade tortillas and refried beans, a tall glass of juice and peace of mind.


Photograph © Patrick Dobbins 2010.

Caught on Film….an image taken by Patrick as we sipped on Guatemalan coffee this afternoon. Patrick’s choice of camera for this adventure – Panasonic GF1 with the compact 20mm prime lens, which makes for an excellent travel camera.

….Stay tuned.

Cultural Rendezvous in Cascade Canyon.

Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

The above images are selected from Southern Ute Drum coverage of the Second Annual Heritage Train, now available to view online. Leading off the front page, this story captures both the majesty of the natural environment and the historical railcars, while also bringing the reader in closer for an intimate look at the cultural side of this unique and beautiful event through words and imagery.

View full article and photographs as published HERE.

Cheers, Jeremy