I had a great time last weekend shooting the 2012 Northwest Raspberry Festival for the Herald. One of the great things about working in a small community as a photojournalist has been the level of connectedness I feel toward the people who live here. Because Bellingham is, for the most part, a tight-nit group, I continually run into the same people who are actively involved in making their community, my community, a better place to live in. As a young chum who has spent the last five years going to school in a place he knew very little about, I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming, myself, a more active member in the Bellingham culture. Here are a few shots from the festival. Thanks for looking.