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    Hi, I'm Mike Roemer, a commercial and editorial photographer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    I've lived the photography business since childhood, first tagging along during my father's long newspaper photography career before ever carrying my own camera gear. My interest grew as I watched the fascinating process of my dad making black and white images appear while shaking trays of chemicals under the red lights of a developing room.

    My professional career started with a ten-year stint as a newspaper photographer meeting tight deadlines, adapting to curve balls and making the famous and not-so-famous comfortable in front of my lens.

    I returned to Green Bay in the mid-1990s to start my own business, and now regularly travel around the U.S. and internationally for my clients. I enjoy the creative challenge of combining unusual angles, lighting and lens options to produce the perfect commercial image.

    I've won first place awards in Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners, along with being a three-time winner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame photo contest.

    I love the variety of projects I get to work on, from healthcare organization and foundation annual reports, high-energy casino and gaming shoots, industrial projects at locations as diverse as cheese manufacturers and steel plants, to corporate culture assignments and documenting the Green Bay Packers.

    Thanks for looking!

    Mike

I love photography projects in which I can tell a story.  I recently did a day in the life of agriculture photography photo shoot based around robotic milking equipment.  My contract with the client doesn’t allow me to show the photos, but I loved one of the photos so much that I reached out to the client to see if I could use it for my portfolio and social media.  The photo doesn’t show any of the equipment so the client agreed.  The shoot wasn’t just about the milking robots, but also about life on this family dairy farm.  Early on in the day I heard rumors of the grandpa of the three generations being an airplane enthusiast and having a hangar on the property with a couple very cool planes in them.  At that point I wasn’t sure how the planes were going to fit in to this story.  When we broke for lunch and grandpa opened up the doors of one of the building revealing his planes, I knew I need to work them in somehow.  When an old bench seat out of a pickup truck got pulled up to the front of the hangar as a place for the middle aged boys and their dad to sit during lunch, I knew I had my shot.

Thanks for looking!

Mike


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Saturday night, I covered the return of Brett Favre to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  It was great to see Brett back in Green Bay.  Favre holds the NFL record for consecutive starts at 321, including playoff games; he won three NFL MVP awards and guided the Packers to two Super Bowls, winning the one for the 1996 season.  I moved back to Green Bay in early summer of 1996 and covered a ton of practices, press conferences and all the home games that magical season.  It was an exciting time to be a sports photographer in Green Bay.  I went from covering high school and division 3 college sports to covering a Super Bowl season.

I was also there during the turmoil of Brett retiring, unretiring, getting traded and then coming back here in a purple jersey to compete against the Packers.  That was some crazy times.

I also did some work for a few advertising clients with Brett.  In the summer of 1997, Mt Dew hired me to shoot a point of purchase campaign with Brett spraying a two liter bottle of Mt Dew in celebration.  The next shoot I did with Brett after that he referred to me as “Just One More Shot”.  I also remember he freaked out my vegetarian hair and makeup stylist while talking with her about what he was going to have for lunch that day by saying “I always gotta have some dead animal on my plate”.

So, here are some of my favorite shots of Brett, his family and Packer fans enjoying his return to Lambeau Field.

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Mike

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It was a busy month of June shooting for some high profile clients, but sometimes the disadvantage of shooting for high profile clients is non disclosure agreements and not being able to use the photos for things like your web site and social media.  The month did finish off with a portrait session for one of my favorite clients – Green Bay, Wisconsin based trucking company Schneider – for a series of driver portraits.  I couldn’t have asked for better weather for the shoot and a nicer looking truck – a brand new 2016 Kenworth – and very cooperative and visually friendly driver.

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Mike

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I’ve shot photos for St Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin for a numbers of years.  The college along the banks of the Fox River is very scenic and as a photographer you’re never without a great location for photos.  Over the years I’ve shot just about every angle except from above.  Earlier this month we decided to get access to a few roofs and see what we could create.  We also incorporated a motorized tripod head that we could put 20 feet into the air and compose though a live view to our iPad.  The motorized tripod head, the CamRanger MP-360, is an item we just added to our kit and already can see a lot of uses for it.  We can control everything from exposure to focus for a real time view that’s being sent back to our iPhone, iPad or computer.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the day shooting from above, and one ground level shot I couldn’t pass up.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

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Here are a series of billboards I recently completed for Agnesian Healthcare.  The marketing team for the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin based healthcare system came up with some great subjects and locations.  Designer Matt Bellisle of Gravity DSN always does a great job creating the pieces.  We had a few minor hurdles to overcome like swarms of bay flies, trying to make ankle deep water look like waist deep and making a basement den look like a night club, but in the end I think the pieces look great.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

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