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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 – Two years ago I photographed the Quad Cities Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by Women’s Connection, and loved it – the event itself as well as photographing it.  So this time around I wanted others to get excited about the conference and produced a multimedia piece to promote the event – a project I […]

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  • Aleeza - Shuva,

    Thanks for your phenomenal work at this event. You captured such great energy and response in your photos! It’s a big boost to relive the conference again through these photographs.

    Best to you and thanks for all you do in this community!ReplyCancel

IOWA CITY, Iowa – It started with a simple email inquiry on a Wednesday, but one with a bit of immediacy. My son leaves for Stanford on Monday. Can you do a family session before then? Saturday wasn’t possible because of an out-of-town wedding I was to photograph. After a Friday meeting with the family, […]

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I’ve seen a lot of music collage slideshows of couples mixing photos from their growing-up years with their dating years during the wedding reception. But at Caren and Jake’s wedding recently their guests were in for a fun surprise when the simply took favorites from their engagement session and had their videographer – Nepo Productions – […]

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MOLINE, Illinois – The years have been kind to Colleen and Kevin, which I guess is also a combination of good genes and taking good care of themselves. When Colleen approached me a few months ago about a family session she said it had been several years since their last one. Coordinating busy schedules was […]

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