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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 trips "K" and "L" for 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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IOWA CITY, Iowa – I consider myself an avid recycler. In our household we recycle paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and tin cans. So when I got the invitation to do a photo shoot at City Carton, Iowa City’s recycling center, I was excited as well as curious about what gobs of recycled materials look like. So we started […]

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IOWA CITY, Iowa –The conversation with Niki’s mom, Gail, started like this. Gail: Shuva, do you do senior photos? My daughter needs hers, and apparently she needs it ASAP. Do you have any availability? Me: officially, no I don’t do senior pics; but unofficially, I do… and yes, I do have availability. Within a matter of a […]

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  • Tamie Klumpyan - Shuva…ya done good! As the mother of a nerdy AND quirky girl…I loved seeing these:) Your photos appear to share the authenticity of a young woman looking forward to a grand future!!! Congrats…and good luck to her.ReplyCancel

    • Shuva - Thank you, Tamie!! Great to hear from you! I LOVED photographing Niki! Would love to photograph more quirky, nerdy, awesome, beautiful girls like her! :-)ReplyCancel