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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 – Every wedding is special, and every wedding couple I’ve photographed in recent years is special to me. But then there’s a small handful over the years that take on the status of “especially special,” and the wedding of Sarah and Matt was one such occasion. The obvious bias with this couple stems from the […]

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  • Linda - Shuva! These are wonderful! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see the rest of them. And it was “especially special” for us too to have a friend be the photographer for our big day! Thank you again!ReplyCancel

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Changing career paths is a bold step that requires a lot of energy and trust in oneself, both qualities in which Taylor Blazek has plenty. A former restaurant manager, Taylor recently earned his real estate license and is now part of the team at Coldwell Banker in Iowa City. “I want to build […]

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – It’s funny how love finds itself. Brian and Stacie started dating and got engaged this year, which may seem a bit quick to some (me!). But they’ve had adequate support on their side by way of Stacie’s brother-in-law, Jared, who was also Brian’s co-worker and carpool buddy. But first let’s rewind. These […]

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  • Kathy - What a great story. Thanks for sharing. I am so happy for the both of you. The last I read there still wasn’t an official proposal. Stacie, I can see you answering with a no. I love that you are such a happy person. Love to you both.ReplyCancel