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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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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Last week I featured Tracy Gringer, owner of Dulcet Style, on the blog. Today I thought I’d give you a glimpse of some of her work she did during the course of my photographing her for a multimedia promo piece. Tracy is a wardrobe expert and image consultant. She’s the perfect […]

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DAVENPORT, Iowa – I’ve lost count as to the number of times I’ve photographed Kelly and her family. All of our past sessions have been sports related, photographing at a high school gym or football field. A few months ago they decided to hold off on holiday photos and wait until late winter. We had the […]

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – I recently completed a multimedia profile on Tracy Gringer of Dulcet Style, which is also on YouTube and Vimeo. In leading up to the profile on the blog I thought I’d start with Tracy herself. To begin, Tracy and I met over a few coffeeshop visits last year after initially connecting […]

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