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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’ve been kicking myself since mid afternoon Sunday.  You ask why?  Because I switched from my long lens camera to my shorter lens camera a fraction of a second late and missed the shot of Packers running back Aaron Jones in full leap, scoring the winning OT touchdown.  I was in the right spot, but I stayed with my long lens for too long – literally a fraction of second too long.  I still got some shots of the run and some nice celebration photos, but I missed that key frame.  If you shoot sports long enough, you’re going to miss a shot or two.  Within minutes of that play,my phone blew up with people texting me to say they saw me on TV and couldn’t wait to see that shot.  How do I break it to them that I screwed up?  Luckily, another photographer from my team was in the corner of the end zone and got the shot.

In the past couple of days, I’ve talked with other sports photographers and chatted about that fraction of a second; they feel my pain.  I guess  I should be happy that it wasn’t in a higher profile game.  

Another key play in the game was Packers defensive end Dean Lowry’s fumble recovery for a touchdown.  I was all over that play,  from him scooping up the fumble to him being swarmed by his teammates in the end zone.  I’m not a small guy at 6 foot 2, but I felt like a midget as Lowry and his other giant teammates celebrated literally around me.  My editor who was filing pictures from earlier in the game, saw the play happen on TV and got a little worried for me as he saw the 6’6, 300 pound lineman heading right for me.

All in all I think I had a nice game, but my backside will be sore for a few weeks from me kicking myself for being late on that camera switch.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan Jerome Davis.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate scores a touchdown as Green Bay Packers free safety Jermaine Whitehead tries to defend.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate celebrates his touchdown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate celebrates his touchdown with teammates.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley rolls out of the pocket.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander and cornerback Ryan Smith tackle Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks.

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams tries to elude Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith.

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams pushes to the end zone to score a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry scoops up a fumble from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston before return it for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry takes off on his 62 yard touchdown run.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry is all smiles as he scores on a 62 yard fumble recovery.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry celebrates his touchdown with teammates.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry tires to block a Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston pass.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson gets taken down.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston feels the Packers defensive pressure.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber tries to get away from the Packers defense.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams gets taken down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander and cornerback Brent Grimes.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones dives in to the end zone to score the game winning touchdown in overtime.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones celebrates his game winning touchdown with tight end Richard Rodgers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones gets swarmed by his teammates as they celebrate his game winning touchdown in overtime.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones gets swarmed by his teammates as they celebrate his game winning touchdown in overtime.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones does a Lambeau Leap to celebrate his game winning overtime touchdown run.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley runs off the field in celebration after the Packers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime.

Sorry Packers fans, but my blog post from yesterday’s disaster at Lambeau Field isn’t going to make you feel any better.  The Ravens shut out the Packers 23-0.  It was the first time the Packers got shut out in 11 years.  It was sad to see how many fans left mid way through the 4th quarter, but I can’t blame them.  I got a few shots before the game that I like. Not sure what the guy in the Packers pajamas is doing, but it sure looks like he is doing a little stand up sleeping.  I’ve also shot a ton of photos of Frozen Tundra Packers fan Jeff Kahlow over the years, but this might be my favorite.

Not sure what else to say….it was a sad day in Green Bay.  Here are my favorite photos from the game.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

A Packers fan takes a little stand up nap as he waits for his friend.

A happy Packers fan.

Another happy Packers fan.

Not really sure what Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams is doing during warmups.

Injured Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tests out his injured shoulder.

Green Bay Packers fan Jeff Kahlow.

Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Josh Hawkins and Davon House help Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix celebrate an interception.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby puts his shoulder in to a tackle to stop a kickoff return by Baltimore Ravens Chris Moore.

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith forces Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams out of bounds.

This fumbler recovery by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley got called back, but I kept in the blog because I love the chain of events in the background.

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams fumbles the ball.

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley.

The Ravens celebrate a defensive stop.

Baltimore Ravens defensive back Marlon Humphrey celebrates an interception with his teammates.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix can’t keep Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins.

Ravens running back Alex Collins celebrates his touchdown with a little River Dance routine.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Vince Mayle celebrates the Ravens win over the Packers with fans.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser celebrates the Ravens win over the Packers with fans.

With Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sidelined with an injury the Packers just aren’t as fun to take photos of.  Also with Rodgers on the sideline the Packers just aren’t as good. On Monday night the Detroit Lions took down the Packers 30-17.  It was tough for me to get excited about putting a blog post together from this game, but I gutted it out and put one together.  Here are some of my favorite photos from the game.  

Sorry Packers fans for making you relive the game by looking through these photos.

Mike

Injured Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks on during pregame warmups.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson continues on with a pregame ritual even with quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels pressures Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall and safety Josh Jones break up a pass intended for Detroit Lions TJ Jones.

Detroit Lions tighten Eric Ebron can’t get a handle on a pass as Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Blake Martinez defends.

Detroit Lions Golden Tate drags his feet to stay inbounds after pulling in a pass.

The Detroit Lions special teams celebrate after a stop on a kickoff return.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett tries to block a pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson can’t pull in a pass as Detroit Lions Darious Slay defends.

Detroit Lions Marvin Jones Jr. gets taken down by Green Bay Packers safety Josh Jones after a long gain.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley walks off the field in the final seconds of the Packers lose to the Lions.

Detroit Lions Tahir Whitehead gives a glove to a young Lions fan.

Lions fans celebrate with quarterback Matthew Stafford as he walks off the field after defeating the Packers.

With Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve due to a broken collarbone and a forecast for rain, it was a tough to get to excited for Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field against the New Orleans Saints.   In truth, I was somewhat excited, but yet very apprehensive to see how Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley would do.  The game started well for the Packers with a couple key defensive turnovers and some good offensive production – thanks to running back Aaron Jones – but then things went south.  In the end, the Packers lost the game 26-17 in backup quarterback Brett Hundley’s first NFL start.  My performance was similar; I caught some good moments, but also missed on a couple of key plays.  Hopefully the Packers and I do better moving forward.  If not, I’ll have plenty of free weekends in January to take up ice fishing.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the game.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

A Packers fan trying to keep dry while tailgating.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley is all smiles before the game.

An excited Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley during player introductions.

Patriotic fans wave American flags during the national anthem.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley throws.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall intercepts a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy congratulates cornerback Damarious Randall for his interception.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House intercepts a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones runs during the first half.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley runs to the end zone for a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley does a Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley runs for a first down.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry celebrates after sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley throws a pass to wide receiver Geronimo Allison.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman spikes the ball in the end zone as he celebrates his touchdown reception as Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix walks back to the sideline.

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker A.J. Klein breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb.

Packers fan Jeff Kahlow shows his trust in Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Corey Fuller.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

A few weeks ago I was asked by Bay Tek Games of Pulaski, Wisconsin to shoot a series of portraits of some of their employees.  Bay Tek Games is a designer and manufacturer of coin-operated games, so they wanted a series of fun portraits. The goal of the portrait project was to create images that showed happy, fun employees in an arcade environment.  Bay Tek Games had just opened an arcade in Pulaski so we used that as our environment.

To get the type of photos that we captured, we had to get a little silly.  This gave our subjects permission to be silly too.  The end result was lots of laughter and full-out, authentic smiles that you see captured in these images. We had a happy client and were able to give them the type of images they wanted.  Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.

Thanks for looking!

Mike