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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 "J"). 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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Meikeila’s and Molly’s Stories

Yesterday the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities had its annual telethon on WQAD-TV8, and the event raised more than $201,000. I had the opportunity to work the phones for the first hour during the telethon, during which more than $70,000 was raised. I’ve volunteered at this event before, but this time around I […]

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  • sarah gee - wow! these are awesome! made me tear up – love hearing the parents and therapists talk about the kids. your photography work is beautiful and tells a great story!ReplyCancel

    • Shuva - Thank you, thank you Sarah!! This was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed doing these!!ReplyCancel

  • Kat - Great storytelling! Way to go Shuva!ReplyCancel

Molly’s Therapy Session

MOLINE, Illinois – Molly is 9, and is the second of two girls I completed multimedia profiles on recently for the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities‘ upcoming telethon this Sunday. Molly, like Meikeila who is also being profiled, receives physical therapy for cerebral palsy. Here’s a few favorite stills from Molly’s session with physical […]

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Sports Help Meikeila Get Stronger

EAST MOLINE and MOLINE, Illinois – At Northeast Junior High School in East Moline 14-year-old Meikeila is an ordinary girl in gym class playing basketball. And that’s exactly how she wants her friends and classmates to see her. She’s been in situations where she’s surprised others with her strength, including herself. And it’s those moments […]

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