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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 – It was supposed to be a gloomy Sunday morning, and Andy and Tony were mentally prepared for rainfall on their wedding day. But as it got closer to the time of their ceremony the sky had other plans. It began as slightly overcast and then the sun boldly appeared, its light dominating the […]

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  • Christoph Schiffer - Hi Shuva,
    this must have been a very touching ceremony and a special one, too. My impression is that all of the friends and family felt very connected although you can literally feel the pressure at the beginning and the relief afterwards. Congrats to you for this very authentic documentation and the very funny ending with the beloved portraits and the funny socks! You´ve got an eye for the details. I love it! ;-)
    Congrats to Andy&Tony as well! Wish them all the best to come! ChristophReplyCancel

  • Christoph Schiffer - You´re welcome!ReplyCancel

CORALVILLE, Iowa – It is rare to find a business that is family-owned and has been around as long as Hawkeye Real Estate Investment Company. Founded in 1962, HREIC operates in the Iowa City area (with an office in Coralville), and in the Quad Cities. Last year I met Jim Tansey, who is the company’s chief […]

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The CreativeGirl session – which is for girls 8-14 – was inspired by my love for journaling as a youngster. Last year I introduced this session that combines two favorite things I’ve done in life – being a photographer and being a journalist. In doing so, I came up with a one-of-a-kind dream product I wished I had as a girl and would […]

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