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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"). 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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I have actually started photographing these sessions before this promo came out, which is exciting because I love photographing families and designing custom cards that include a capture of a moment in a family’s lives. The session as well as the selection of card design is a collaborative effort that has helped parents have one major task […]

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GALENA, Illinois  – Here is the eagerly awaited Part 2 of last Saturday’s wedding. On Tuesday night I blogged Caren and Jake’s Dubuque, Iowa wedding, and now we go forward with the rest of the day, starting with a kiss in the limo. The limo took them to Dubuque’s RiverWalk, which overlooks the Mississippi. There’s a winery […]

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I wanted to continue this short series about mine and Scott’s wedding days as we near our second anniversary later this month. The evening of my mehndi (or henna party) at my parents’  house was the gaye holud, which is a blessing ceremony. Gaye holud literally means “body paste.” In traditional Bengali culture the bride […]

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