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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’m a little late to this party, but here are my favorite photos from 2015.  Most photographers like to get their best of gallery out before the end of the year, but I like to think my best shots are still coming so I don’t close the book until the last minute.  So, here are my favorite photos from the year.  The year wasn’t too different than most – a nice mix of commercial photography and editorial photography.  Still a good amount of healthcare photography, but I also tried to make myself known as a Wisconsin agriculture photographer.  Maybe Judy getting those eight chickens brought the ag guy out in me.  Judy and I didn’t have the opportunity to travel as much as in years past so no tourism shots from Germany.  Our non-work time was spent being foster parents which in the big picture is probably more rewarding than a schnitzel and a pilsner at a quaint little gasthaus in Germany.  A couple shots that stand out to me as I look back (and that’s probably because I’m staring out at the falling snow as I write this), would be my trip to the ice caves of the Apostle Islands and a cold sunrise on the shores of Lake Michigan as I watched the Coast Guard’s Mobile Bay appear on the chilly horizon.  One of the moments of the year that was most memorable for me and for most Packers fans would be when Bart Starr and Brett Favre hugged at halftime of the Thanksgiving night Packers game.  Packers fans will remember it because the two legendary quarterbacks met for probably the last time on Lambeau Field and because of the battles with health issues that Starr went through to make that moment happen.  I’ll remember that night because it was the wettest, most miserable game I’ve ever shot.  I had to constantly battle to keep my gear dry enough to continue shooting.  At halftime, I could barely see through my eye glasses and my cameras, but luckily I was still happy with the moments I captured.  Last year my iPhone photos made a big push in to my best of gallery, but this year only one did – the shot of the two big stuffed bears in my truck as I drove them home from Costco as Christmas gifts for our foster kids.  And what best of blog of mine would be complete without a picture of our dog Chica? But this year Chica was joined by a few other dogs.  Other favorites are a shots of the founder of a no kill shelter sharing a loving moment with a pup and another from a vet clinic as a staff member comforts a dog as she performs a procedure on the animal.

Well, that’s about it.  I hope you enjoy looking at the photos and I better get out there and start on my best of for 2016.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

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Green Bay women’s basketball’s Megan Lukan goes in to the stands to hug her dad John during senior day for the Phoenix

Sunrise stand up paddle boarding near the Manitowoc Lighthouse on Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Sunrise stand up paddle boarding near the Manitowoc Lighthouse on Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

A combine heads out to take on a days work near Chilton, Wisconsin.

A combine heads out to take on a days work near Chilton, Wisconsin.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Green Bay men’s basketball player Kiefer Sykes celebrates a basket during the Horizon League Championship. The Phoenix would go on to lose the game

A farmer takes a break from combining near Chilton, Wisconsin.

A farmer takes a break from combining near Chilton, Wisconsin.

Sunrise on Lake Michigan as the Coast Guard Mobile Bay heads in to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Sunrise on Lake Michigan as the Coast Guard Mobile Bay heads in to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

It seems like every year a welding shot from an industrial photography shoot makes it

It seems like every year a welding shot from an industrial photography shoot makes it’s way in to my best of blog.

Former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Brett Favre and Bart Starr hug during a halftime ceremony retiring Favre

Former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Brett Favre and Bart Starr hug during a halftime ceremony retiring Favre’s number from the Packers

A lunch time break for a father and his two sons that he farms with in southwestern Wisconsin as part of a day in the life project for an agriculture client.

A lunch time break for a father and his two sons that he farms with in southwestern Wisconsin as part of a day in the life project for an agriculture client.

"Vinnie" the 1949 International restored by former Schneider associates in 1991 takes a spin around the corporate campus.

“Vinnie” the 1949 International restored by former Schneider associates in 1991 takes a spin around the corporate campus.

Machine photo for an industrial photography client.

Machine photo for an industrial photography client.

Apostle Islands Ice Caves on Lake Superior.

Apostle Islands Ice Caves on Lake Superior.

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre walks out on to Lambeau Field during his induction in to the Packers Hall of Fame.

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre walks out on to Lambeau Field during his induction in to the Packers Hall of Fame.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoys a piece of gum while warming up before their game against the Rams.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoys a piece of gum while warming up before their game against the Rams.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb can

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb can’t stay inbounds as he tries to score a touchdown.

Miss Harbor Cities Outstanding Teen 2015, Sophia Pollman, takes a hearty bite out of her sandwich in the first annual sub eating contest of SubFest in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Miss Harbor Cities Outstanding Teen 2015, Sophia Pollman, takes a hearty bite out of her sandwich in the first annual sub eating contest of SubFest in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Leo Smith shows off his Packers pride with his prosthetic eye.

Leo Smith shows off his Packers pride with his prosthetic eye.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll jokes around with quaterback Russell Wilson before their game against the Packers.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll jokes around with quaterback Russell Wilson before their game against the Packers.

The lighting of sky lanterns as part of Kites Over Lake Michigan at Neshota Beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

The lighting of sky lanterns as part of Kites Over Lake Michigan at Neshota Beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones prays before their game against the Vikings.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones prays before their game against the Vikings.

Matt Ludtke and his his son Jonah share a moment as they walk along the shoreline at Neshota Park beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Matt Ludtke and his his son Jonah share a moment as they walk along the shoreline at Neshota Park beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf shows off his Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame ring during a halftime ceremony.

Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf shows off his Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame ring during a halftime ceremony.

The Green Bay women

The Green Bay women’s basketball team celebrates a last second victory over fellow mid major powerhouse South Dakota State University.

The Green Bay women

The Green Bay women’s basketball team celebrates winning the Horizon League Championship.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews celebrates his sack of St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews celebrates his sack of St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles.

Amanda Reitz, founder of Happily Ever After, a no kill animal shelter shows her love to one of the dogs at the facility.

Amanda Reitz, founder of Happily Ever After, a no kill animal shelter shows her love to one of the dogs at the facility.

A young runner shows his excitement as he takes a lap around Lambeau Field during the kids run of the Green Bay Cellcom marathon weekend.

A young runner shows his excitement as he takes a lap around Lambeau Field during the kids run of the Green Bay Cellcom marathon weekend.

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That’s my car as I transport home a couple large stuffed animals as Christmas gifts for two of our foster children.

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Green Bay men’s basketball players Jamar Hurdle and Khalil Small.

Neshota Park beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Neshota Park beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

An equestrian rider at a horse farm near Kiel. Wisconsin.

An equestrian rider at a horse farm near Kiel. Wisconsin.

Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

A boardwalk through the sand at Ludington State Park along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

A boardwalk through the sand at Ludington State Park along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

Our dog Chica keeps an eye on her new best friend, a rabbit by the name of Curiosity that one of our foster children adopted.

Our dog Chica keeps an eye on her new best friend, a rabbit by the name of Curiosity that one of our foster children adopted.

Neshota Park beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Neshota Park beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Green Bay men

Green Bay men’s basketball player Kiefer Sykes during player introductions on senior night.

One of the last pictures added to my best of collection. Christmas card photo for my sisiter-in-law Joan and her twins Izzy and Zach. With how wet December was in Green Bay I though this theme was fitting

One of the last pictures added to my best of collection. Christmas card photo for my sisiter-in-law Joan and her twins Izzy and Zach. With how wet December was in Green Bay I though this theme was fitting

  • Collette LaRue - Hi Mike!

    Always a pleasure to see your work. Especially love the Christmas shot in the rain. Brilliant!

Well, the Green Bay Packers didn’t do so well on Sunday.  They lost to the Minnesota Viking 20-13 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin and in doing so let the NFC North title slip through their hands and will enter the NFL playoffs as the #5 NFC seeded wildcard.  It’s been an odd year covering the Packers.  The high production offensive units of the past got me accustomed to a bunch of touchdowns being scored and number of Lamabeau Laps to be shots.  Not so much this year.  I didn’t  even have a touchdown scored in my end zone by either team on Sunday.

So here is my take of the day.  A few fan features, quarterbacks Rodgers and Bridgewater chatting even before they got suited up, some okay action and then some celebration by Viking Adrian Peterson and dejection by Packers Aaron Rodgers to finish up the story of the day.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the game.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the game.

Injured Packers receiver Jordy Nelson watches from the sidelines. Nelson who was lost to an injury during the preseason is one of reason the Packers offense stalled out this season.

Injured Packers receiver Jordy Nelson watches from the sidelines. Nelson, who was lost to an injury during the preseason, is one of reasons the Packers offense stalled out this season.

Packers fan Jeff Kahlow.

Packers fan Jeff Kahlow.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter and middle linebacker Eric Kendricks take down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter and middle linebacker Eric Kendricks take down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks gets tripped up by the Vikings defense.

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks gets tripped up by the Vikings defense.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes defends a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes defends a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes defends a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes defends a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr stops Green Bay Packers running back James Starks.

Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr stops Green Bay Packers running back James Starks.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry tries to stop Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry tries to stop Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon.

The Viking defense stops Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy behind the line of scrimmage.

The Viking defense stops Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy behind the line of scrimmage.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews tries to stop Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews tries to stop Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Jake Ryan tries to stop Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Jake Ryan tries to stop Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to escape the Viking defense.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to escape the Viking defense.

You can make up your own caption for this one.

You can make up your own caption for this one.

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby strips Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson of the ball on a kickoff return.

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby strips Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson of the ball on a kickoff return.

Green Bay Packers Micah Hyde recovers a Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson fumble on a kickoff return.

Green Bay Packers Micah Hyde recovers a Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson fumble on a kickoff return.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after being defeated 20-13 by the Minnesota Vikings.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after being defeated 20-13 by the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson celebrates with fans as he walks off the field after the Viking defeated the Packers 20-13.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson celebrates with fans as he walks off the field after the Viking defeated the Packers 20-13.

Photographing sports is more then shooting sports action.  You need to look for emotion of the coaches and players.  The game I covered on Saturday night was a great game for those non action photos.  The game was between the Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball team and the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits.  Green Bay and SDSU are two of the top mid major D1 womens teams in the nation so I knew this was going to be a great game.  Green Bay’s coach Kevin Borseth is a photographers dream for the emotion he shows during games.  The game came down to a failed last second shot with Green Bay coming out on top. The game was also special to me since I worked for a newspaper in South Dakota that covered the Jackrabbits and I’m an alumni of UW Green Bay and have covered the team for a total of about 25 years.

Here are some of my favorite action and non action photos from the game!

Mike

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

GB WBB vs SDSU 12-19-15. Photo by Mike Roemer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tis the season for creating holiday cards.  I had a creative block for my sister-in-law and her kids card, but it came to me on Sunday afternoon as I shot a football game in a monsoon.  Joan and her kids are up for just about anything for their card and give me creative control.  To pull off this shot I mounted a handheld strobe inside the umbrella to light the faces and lovely holiday sweaters and then backlite the rain with another strobe.  Luckily we have a warm water supply in our garage so the simulated rain I pelted them with wasn’t all that cold. Green Bay is in the midst of the wettest December on record so I though the greeting “Let the holiday spirit rain down on you” would be appropiate.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

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  • Jean - Mike, clever, as usual! I can’t wait to get the copy of the card in the mail and show it around! Thanks for sharing!

The Green Bay Packers and running back Eddie Lacy got back on track Sunday December 13, 2015 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 28-7.  Lacy ran for 124 yards on 24 carries to help pound out a successful ground game with the help of James Starks.  The win puts the Packers one game ahead of the Minnesota Viking in the race for the NFC North with three games remaining.  The rainy game with temps in the 50s was the warmers December game ever played at Lambeau.  I was less then excited to shoot my second game in a row in monsoon conditions, but I fared much better then last game on keeping myself and my gear dry thanks to less wind and a milder rain.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the game.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Dallas Cowboys fans enjoy the warmest game every played at Lambeau Field in December.

Dallas Cowboys fans enjoy the warmest game every played at Lambeau Field in December.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets some of his 124 years against the Dallas Cowboys.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets some of his 124 years against the Dallas Cowboys.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers eludes the pressure of Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers eludes the pressure of Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb can

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb can’t stay inbounds as he tries to score a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks loses control of the ball as he goes over the goal line.

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks loses control of the ball as he goes over the goal line.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is all smiles as the Packers take control of the game.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is all smiles as the Packers take control of the game.

Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers and Dallas Cowboys free safety J.J. Wilcox battle for a ball in the end zone.

Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers and Dallas Cowboys free safety J.J. Wilcox battle for a ball in the end zone.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins takes down Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins takes down Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel.

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Clay Matthews sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett cheers his team on.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett cheers his team on.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets congratulated on his touchdown by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets congratulated on his touchdown by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrate.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrate.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talk after the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talk after the game.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy celebrates with fans as he walks off the field.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy celebrates with fans as he walks off the field.