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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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DAVENPORT, Iowa – A few months ago I approached Women’s Connection co-directors Colleen Rafferty and Nancy Renkes about doing a promo video for the organization’s upcoming 2014 Quad Cities Women’s Leadership Conference. I photographed this conference two years ago – which is the last time the conference was held – and wanted a creative way to use […]

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There’s differences on how and why I use the social media sites of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and my opinions of those sites have slightly shifted over time from a business standpoint as well as personally. In recent months I’ve seen, heard and experienced the declining organic impact of Facebook on businesses. That said, I […]

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BETTENDORF, Iowa – With the Quad Cities being saturated with chiropractors because of Palmer College of Chiropractic, it’s undoubtedly hard to stand out from the crowd. I’ve met a handful of chiropractors over the years in the area. All of them enjoy what they do and each has his or her own style and/or adjustment methods they each […]

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