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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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I blogged about my upcoming social media classes very recently. But since I’ve been in the midst of prepping for these classes, I thought I’d write this as much for myself as for interested students. So here’s what’s coming up next week. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 ~ CARLISLE, IOWA    Facebook Marketing for Small Businesses & […]

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Last year I had the opportunity to collaborate 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 […]

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MANHATTAN, New York City – This is my final installment of my New York City trip I did in early June. It was quick trip, a much-needed girlfriends’ weekend, spent in Manhattan. And as with all personal trips, I photographed everything I experienced in film and posted a few things on my Instagram feed. One of my […]

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In my time as a wedding photographer I’ve had brides and some of their guests who were gluten-free either because of allergies or by choice. As more people choose gluten-free, a few businesses have accommodated that lifestyle. This blog post – which I’ve wanted to do for a few years – highlights vendors who service wedding couples in Iowa City, […]

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