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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 because I love life's imperfect truths and authentic stories. And because I love making meaningful images for amazing souls who show their true selves. I love showing people their most authentic selves and letting them know they are appreciated. Whether you're brilliant at your career, getting married, have an energetic family, been together with your Beloved a long time, or have a daughter or 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.

    My creativity in life sparks from a love for travel, especially with my beloved Scott. We travel by letter of the alphabet. (Currently planning trip "K" for 2015). I love nonfiction – although Anne Shirley will always be my favorite literary heroine. I'm a yogi, a runner and a journal writer who will always cherish the 3.5 months I had living on an isolated South American beach with giant leatherback sea turtles. Finally, I have a passion for teaching, and pushing the envelope about what generations before me are capable of with today's technology. This is my adventure, and I hope to meet you along the way!

    As ever,
    Shuva Rahim, Lifestyle Photographer
    Accent Photographics

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CORALVILLE, Iowa – Prior to a recent assignment I had only gone to the Coralville Public Library a couple of times for random meetings. But I never really experienced the CPL until given the opportunity to photograph it for a publication (to be blogged at a later date). After that assignment the library invited me to photograph […]

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Last year I collaborated with the University of Iowa on an extensive project about young entrepreneurs. Over the next several Mondays, I’m highlighting the individuals I played a part in profiling for this series, called BizInnovator, which was overseen by the university’s Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship. The culmination of the work is a curriculum the university is selling to school districts nationwide – specifically […]

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If you’ve listened in on a webinar you know of this wonderful distance and closeness with the person presenting. You’re listening, perhaps taking notes and maybe even interacting with the other participants, while the presenter is either seeing the dialogue or being filtered questions to answer. Last year I was on the other side, presenting a webinar series […]

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ELDRIDGE, Iowa  – Julie and Frank plan to have a small ceremony in northeast Iowa next month. But they decided to throw an early reception. Call it what you want. An engagement party, a pre-wedding reception or a fun summer celebration at Scott County Park. They invited all their friends and family for an open house […]

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