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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 – that suits me perfectly because life is about imperfect truths - and because I loved telling stories as a former journalist. I believe everyone should live out of their comfort zone at least once – I did that a lot living overseas – and I create meaningful images for the amazing souls who crave such insights. I love showing people their most authentic selves and letting them know they are appreciated. Whether you're brilliant at your career, getting married, starting a family, been together with your Beloved a long time, or have a daughter or a 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.

    When I'm not doing photography I travel by letter of the alphabet with Scott, the love of my life. (Currently planning trip "K" for late 2015). I'm an avid nonfiction reader, even though Anne Shirley will always be my favorite heroine. A runner, yogi, solitary bike rider and journal writer who forever will cherish the 3.5 months of life with giant leatherback sea turtles on an isolated South American beach. I'm a Dr. Who. fan who lights up teaching, redefining paradigms, laughing, living my adventure.... and meeting your wonderful self along the way! ... Welcome!

    As ever,
    Shuva Rahim
    Lifestyle Photographer

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DAVENPORT, Iowa – The Hotel Blackhawk is offering some specials on Valentine’s Day and throughout February, which is awesome because this historic site is a unique place in which to photograph. It’s also exciting because the Blackhawk is allowing for Beloved sessions – unposed sessions for longterm couples – to take place anytime this year at the hotel. […]

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IOWA CITY, Iowa  – Several months ago I was with some local wedding vendors when I met Chad Johnson of Iowa City Balloons, whose artwork consists of everything from simple reception centerpieces to big-build projects like the Starship Enterprise. Having a balloon artist for a vendor isn’t exactly something people think of immediately. But when […]

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – For a few days this spring I was photographing a lot of inanimate objects. Some of these included the artwork of Iowa City multimedia artist Jim Ochs. I had an opportunity recently to photograph some of his recent pieces – all paintings. He describes his work as beginning “as a monotype […]

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