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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

The Green Bay Packers have been on a roll the last two week in two consecutive home games at Lambeau Field in Green bay, Wisconsin.  In those two weeks they have outscored their opponents 108-34.  As a sports photographer it’s always exciting to photograph a high scoring game, but it has gotten a little boring in the fourth quarter of those games with the Packers ahead with a demand lead.  This week the Packers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 53-20 in a game that not only did the offense score, but special teams also scored with a punt return and the defense scored two touchdowns. I had two of the big non offensive scores come right in to my lap with Julius Peppers interception for a touchdown and Micah Hyde’s punt return for touchdown.  The Packers play the Minnesota Viking on the road this weekend before taking on another hot NFL team, the New England Patriots.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the game.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson tires to pull in a pass in the end zone as Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher defends.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson tires to pull in a pass in the end zone as Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher defends.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher tries to stop Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher tries to stop Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Green Bay Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Green Bay Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin.

Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde returns a punt for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde returns a punt for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde celebrates his punt return touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.

Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde celebrates his punt return touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.

Philadelphia Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins upends Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

Philadelphia Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins upends Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches a fumble on a sack get away from him before getting picked up by Packers Richard Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches a fumble on a sack get away from him before getting picked up by Packers Richard Rodgers.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass to Randall Cobb.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass to Randall Cobb.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers fends off Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews as he returns an interception for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers fends off Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews as he returns an interception for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy runs aways form the Philadelphia Eagles defense.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy runs aways form the Philadelphia Eagles defense.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a catch and run by Eddie Lacy for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a catch and run by Eddie Lacy for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams intercepts a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams intercepts a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams celebrates his interception with free safety Micah Hyde.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams celebrates his interception with free safety Micah Hyde.

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

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

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers high fives fans as he runs off the field.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers high fives fans as he runs off the field.

 

I love covering a well fought athletic battle as a sports photographer and telling the story with images of the key plays, celebrations and dejection.  Sunday night’s Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers NFL football game at Lambeau Field had all of those elements in the first half, as the Packers beat up on the Bears 55-14.  It was exciting to watch Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throw six touchdown passes in the first half.  During halftime, members of my team planned how we would cover Rodgers if he tied the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game with one more in the second half and claiming the record outright with two more passes.  Sadly that game plan was useless when the Packers showed mercy on the Bears by pulling Rodgers after the first series of the second half.  At that point, covering the game was just about as exciting as covering a preseason game.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the Packers beat down of the Bears.

Thanks for looking!

Mike
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches a touchdown pass sail to tight end Brandon Bostick.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches a touchdown pass sail to tight end Brandon Bostick.

Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris celebrates his touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.

Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick celebrates his touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.

Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde pulls in an interception from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde pulls in an interception from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte can

Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte can’t stop Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless from scoring a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown pass to wide receiver Randall Cobb.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown pass to wide receiver Randall Cobb.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett upends Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett upends Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers knocks the ball out of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler hands.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers knocks the ball out of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler hands.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers recovers a Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler fumble.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers recovers a Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler fumble.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall stretches out to score a touchdown.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall stretches out to score a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward smiles as he runs in to the end zone to score a touchdown on an interception return.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward smiles as he runs in to the end zone to score a touchdown on an interception return.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward does a Lambeau Leap to celebrate his touchdown.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward does a Lambeau Leap to celebrate his touchdown.

The Chicago Bears bench hangs their heads in the final minutes of their lopsided lose to the Green Bay Packers.

The Chicago Bears bench hangs their heads in the final minutes of their lopsided loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talk after the game.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talk after the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers high fives fans after his record setting win.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers high fives fans after his record setting win.

 

  • Sister Mary Frances Maher - Thanks, Mike! I always enjoy your pictures. It makes a person feel like they are in the play.

Being an alumni of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, the Green Bay Phoenix basketball programs have always been near and dear to me.  I started covering the program as a students in the early 80s and have watched it go from a D3 program to D1.  I was away from Green Bay in the mid 80s to the mid 90s, so I had to watch the “glory years” during the Bennett era for the men’s program from afar.  The women’s program has had a great deal of success and it’s been exciting to watch them put together teams that have made it to the NCAA tournament most years.  The men’s program had one of their players, Alec Brown, get drafted in to the NBA this summer after winning the Horizon League last year; it looks like they can be a serious contender for it again this year with Kiefer Sykes, one of the best guards in the nation, leading the team.

For the past few years, I’ve worked on a sports portrait project (“sportrait”) for the athletic department that is used in different ways to promote the programs.  The students are always a pleasure to work with and it’s enjoyable to bring out a little of their personalty when I put them in front of my lens.  Here is a sampling of some of my favorite photos from a number of different situations we put the athletes through.

I’ll be heading to my courtside shooting position in about a week to start documenting what should be an exciting year.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

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New York is an amazing city.  You never know what you will see.  Last week I was there for some portfolio reviews and PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo.  I was real happy I had more then just my iPhone with when these two photo opportunities presented themselves.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

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I was recently approached by Agnesian Healthcare to photograph a series of environmental portraits for an ad campaign revolving around cancer patient success stories.  I love photographing real people on location and telling their stories, so I knew this would be a healthcare photography project I would really enjoy.  The marketing team for the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin based healthcare system came up with some great subjects and locations which made my job even easier.  Designer Matt Bellisle of Gravity DSN did a great job creating the pieces.  Hair and makeup stylist Jai Schmidt of Refashioned by Jai did an awesome job of making the subjects look their best on a hot and humid mid-summer day.

Thanks for looking!
Mike
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