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Check Out Rachel Deeb’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Deeb.

Hi Rachel, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
How I became a photographer was VERY unexpected – I didn’t even realize that a tour photographer/ videographer was even a real job. Seemed like a dream to me! I came to Nashville as a Graphic Designer only to be fired from my job within three months. I remember sitting on my closet floor crying, calling my dad for help. I told myself I will never feel that failure again. Everyone needs a little bit of fire to take them where they want to go. Long story short, I made the right connections, worked my a** off and proved myself over and over again to those willing to take a chance and trust me with their work and vision.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I don’t think it will ever be a smooth road. There will always be challenges and roadblocks in the way. I have cried three times this week – but looking at my Instagram, you would think I am “living the life”. Would I change this life for anything else? Absolutely not. I would say the biggest struggle I have is not being able to get on a male tour because I am a female. The guys like to be with the guys – which I get… I just love my job so much. I wish there was more opportunities for females on tour.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am mainly a tour photographer and videographer, but since Covid, I have done a lot of directing for music videos around town! I miss being on tour, but being able to visually create a song has been so much fun. I can’t wait to continue to do this + get back on tour with my favorite country artists. I am most proud of the fact I have won Best Photographer in the Nashville Scene Magazine 3 years in a row! It is a reader’s poll, so the community actually has to vote for me. Pretty freakin cool.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
Work hard and don’t expect anything from anyone. Be a genuine human and know the importance of saying no is just as powerful as saying yes.

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