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  • If you’re here, you are probably curious, creative and giving.

    You're definitely not ordinary. You love in-depth conversations with a warm coffee-shop drink, especially when pondering brilliant ideas. You know your heart could use a little boost, and that's where I come in.

    I'm a documentary lifestyle photographer because I love life's imperfect truths and authentic stories. And because I love making meaningful images for amazing souls who show their true selves. I love showing people their most authentic selves and letting them know they are appreciated. Whether you're brilliant at your career, getting married, have an energetic family, been together with your Beloved a long time, or have a daughter or mom you can't help but brag about, I aim for people to feel beautiful about who they are and proud of how far they've come in life.

    My creativity in life sparks from a love for travel, especially with my beloved Scott. We travel by letter of the alphabet. (Currently planning trip "K" for 2015). I love nonfiction – although Anne Shirley will always be my favorite literary heroine. I'm a yogi, a runner and a journal writer who will always cherish the 3.5 months I had living on an isolated South American beach with giant leatherback sea turtles. Finally, I have a passion for teaching, and pushing the envelope about what generations before me are capable of with today's technology. This is my adventure, and I hope to meet you along the way!

    As ever,
    Shuva Rahim, Lifestyle Photographer
    Accent Photographics

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Generally I wouldn’t release info on my Holiday Card sessions until August but since the word is already out about these sessions thanks to a recent Women’s Connection event, here’s the details. A great time to update your family photos in 2015. Get a head start on your Xmas cards. And the best part: no stressing […]

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Mikael (pronounced Michael) and Mike are two of my favorite people in the Quad Cities. Their Beloved session at Wildcat Den State Park one Sunday showcased just how wonderful, kind and loving they are to each other. The two celebrated their 21st anniversary recently, and have walked in life together sharing four incredible […]

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Wedding vendors are used to booking couples several months to a year in advance, which results in a long-term work relationship with plenty of time to spare. Prior to this month my quickest time frame with a wedding happened when a couple contacted me in late October one year for their December wedding – less than two months […]

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ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – A little more than two weeks ago I met John and Michael, photographed their Beloved engagement session and then, this past weekend, documented their wedding day. (John is taller with short blonde hair). Working with this pair for their photography was quick, intense and a whole lot of fun. I’d like to think […]

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CORALVILLE, Iowa – I love how word spreads like wildfire in this community. This time it happened via social media. Dawn Slezak, a realtor with Coldwell Banker, posted a question on Facebook about who to go to for professional photos. Immediately, three people – including a real estate agent I photographed last year – more or […]

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