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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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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Earlier this year I met Rob Decker, senior project manager at HBK Engineering. The Chicago-based firm’s Iowa City location focuses on structural and civil engineering, working on projects such as repairs of the city’s Burlington Street Dam and Power Plant, revitalization of downtown Muscatine, as well as a parks master plan […]

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CORALVILLE, Iowa – On Friday the Iowa Tech Chicks – a meetup group that brings together women interested in technology, regardless of skill level – held its 3rd annual Girls Tech Career Day. I’ve been a part of this event, photographing it each time and this third time around was quite incredible. We had some grant […]

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NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa – Christa contacted me earlier this fall about taking family photos with her husband Kevin and their two Saint Bernards, Kahna and Quincy. I photographed Christa a few year ago for her business photos, a few of which included Quincy. This time around the need for photos was driven by Kahna, who […]

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CORALVILLE, Iowa – Several months ago I connected with the Corridor Business Journal, the same publication which featured me a few years ago for my Beloved sessions (since updated from the article’s original content) and later my CreativeGirl session in an online edition. The CBJ wanted me to photograph the Coralville Public Library for a special edition that was due out […]

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Last year I collaborated with the University of Iowa on an extensive project about young entrepreneurs. Over much of the past several Mondays, I’ve been 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 […]

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