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DBT40 Honoree: Jim Coarse of Moonloop Photography


Photo by Ron Dubick

Moonloop Photography

What the nominator said:

“Jim’s skill set and commitment to excellence as a photographer can be seen in area publications like Delaware Today, Out & About, and the Delaware State Tourism Office. With Moonloop, he has also donated to efforts like Save The Valley, Christina Cultural Arts, IN Wilmington and the Wilmington Fire Department, to name a few. His ability to communicate with clients and subjects to get the best out of them shows time and
time again in his work.”

Social media platform you can’t live without:


Biggest break:

“My biggest break was when I was first starting out with photographing weddings. I had shot for several other studios but didn’t really have a portfolio of my own work to show to potential clients. They would take a chance on me and trust my knowledge and experience when I didn’t have much to show.”

Two words that best describe you:

Passionate and driven.

Work/life balance technique you recommend:

“I have two small daughters, so every once in a while I will leave the phone at home or on silent. Off-grid vacations can be stressful, but family focus is key.”

Your advice for the next generation:

“At one point or another you will be asked “˜Where can you see yourself in 10 years?’ Write it down and make sure you see it frequently. Don’t lose focus of your goals.”

In one sentence, define success:

“Success is when you proudly know that what you’re doing is what defines you.”

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