Tagged: wine

Shafer Vineyards Chooses Portland Locations

Russ Widstrand Photographer identified, sourced and secured 3 locations for a Shafer Vineyard’s still and video  shoot. Widstrand then photographed the final production over three days, personally negotiating with each location and homeowner. The locations in Lake Oswego, Eastmoreland and Downtown Portland were selected for their unique and differentiated narratives: a residential cocktail party, an outdoor []


Vineyard Photography Featured in Wine Spectator

View of Shafer Vineyards, tasting room and winery. Photo by Russ Widstrand Wine Spectator recently ran an article on my client Shafer Vineyard’s classic Napa Cabernet… Hillside Select. This was a retrospective tasting of the wine from 1978-2009. One of my photographs was used to illustrate the article, shown above. Author James Laube had this []


Twitter Actually Worked!

True Confessions of a Social Networking Doubter Historically I’ve been a doubter of social networking, though I’m working hard at changing that. I conceptually understood social networking’s potential in self-published, self-promoted and network-distributed marketing for the masses…”If you tell two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on.” And yet I viewed it a []


Russ Widstrand Images on TV

Widstrand’s client, Doug Shafer, president of Shafer Vineyards, talks about winning Wine Spectator’s 2012 Wine of the Year on national TV. Announced in Fall 2013, Widstrand’s still images of Shafer’s vineyards were shown mid-way in the segments. Doug has this to say about working with Widstrand… “Russ has become a trusted partner for Shafer projects that require []


Yamhela Vineyard – Sold

Russ Widstrand’s photography helps to sell prime Oregon vineyard. Precept Wines Acquires Yamhela Vineyard. Russ Widstrand was hired by designer Michael Kavish for his client GI Partners who represented CalPERS, the owner of the property. The multi-day shoot covered several Oregon vineyards, ranging from Salem to Yamhill. Mapping out, and timing the shoot was particularly []