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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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DAVENPORT, Iowa – Well, and then there was this family. These are the boys of my friend Laurie, who is now the new editor of the Neighborhood News publication Crow Valley Living. They are, from left to right: Drew, 4; Jake, 15, and Matthew, 12. The highlight of Laurie’s personality is her no-fanfare, matter-of-fact dry sense of […]

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DAVENPORT, Iowa – I photographed Sarah and Matt’s engagement session back in January this year and I’m excited for their upcoming wedding just a few short weeks away. I’m ever so grateful they didn’t blink at the thought of doing their photos smack in the middle of winter. And lucky for us it was on […]

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BETTENDORF, Iowa – A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph Nick and Kris Tarpein and their family of two daughters for a new specialty publication called Crow Valley Living, which is available only to the residents of the Crow Valley area in Davenport and Bettendorf and managed by editor Laurie Hutcheson. (I […]

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