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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

Here are some of my favorite photos from the 2016 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and half marathon on Sunday May 22nd in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Both races start and finish outside Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, and the runners even take a loop around the field on their final mile of the run.  The runners and fans are treated to a party in the parking lot with the staples of a Packers tailgate party:  beer and brats.  I like to tell the story of the day through the emotion of the runners, but I also like looking for unique signs fans display to make the day more fun.  This is the 16th time I’ve covered this race, so I was looking for some different vantage points.  Both races start in waves, so I used a lift to get myself high above the start line.  I think this gave me some different looking shots than I’ve gotten in the past either from ground level or from a ladder.  I also spent more time on the half marathon course after hearing about how a neighborhood came out to support runners by placing sprinklers midway through the race on a particularly hilly part of the course to help them combat the heat.

So here are some of my favorite photos from the races. Thanks for looking!

Mike

 

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to photograph the commencement ceremonies for St Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.  This year’s graduation was a little different then ones I’ve covered in the past with it being held outside.  With the regular venue the Schuldes Sports Center undergoing a major renovation the college decide to hold their first outdoor graduation in 40 years.  The outdoor location made for some different and nice angles and moments.  Here are some of my favorite photos for the day.

Thanks for looking!

 
Mike

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Here are some of my favorite photos from a healthcare photography project we recently completed for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  We shot at their locations in the Milwaukee area and Neenah, Wisconsin.  After a stretch of industrial photography projects and March Madness basketball, it was great to collaborate again with Adam Nye, the Creative Supervisor from the hospital.  Matt Ludtke, my lighting assistant on the shoot and hair and makeup stylist, Jai Schmidt helped us keep a very natural and real feel to the photos.  It also helped a great deal that we had some very cute kids to work with and friendly and cooperate nurses that came across great on camera.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

 

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I only shoot high school basketball once a year so when I do it I like to overdose on it. Here are my favorite photos for the 2016 Wisconsin Girls State Basketball Championships at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  I shot 15 games in three days.  I always enjoy shooting this tournament because of the display of raw emotion.  At the end of a hard fought NFL football game the players shake hands and its seems like most of them don’t even care if they won or lost.  It’s just another day at the office for them.  When these girls walk off that court they are wearing their emotions on their sleeves.   

Here are some of my favorite photos from the tournament.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Verona celebrates after defeating Mukwonago 52-46 in the Division 1 finals.

Verona celebrates after defeating Mukwonago 52-46 in the Division 1 finals.

Assumption

Assumption’s Autumn Linzmeier (20), Gena Grundhofer (32) and Macyn Krings (10) celebrate their 62-45 win over Barneveld in the Division 5 finals.

Hayward

Hayward’s Trinity Myer goes past Edgewood’s Caitlin Link during the second half of their Division 3 semifinals.

Mineral Point

Mineral Point’s Sydney Staver lifts up a hugs Clara Chamber after defeating Kenosha St. Joseph’s 68-52 in the Division 4 finals.

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy’s Olivia Campbell, left, and New Berlin Eisenhower’s Abby Thyne battle for the ball in the second half of their Division 2 semifinal.

Verona celebrates their 69-41 win over Appleton North in their Division 1 semifinals.

Verona celebrates their 69-41 win over Appleton North in their Division 1 semifinals.

Onalaska

Onalaska’s Mariah Wick celebrates a three point shot in their Division 2 semifinals.

Mukwonago

Mukwonago’s Grace Beyer, left, and Bre Cera celebrate their 49-45 win over Oak Creek’s in their Division 1 semifinals.

Verona celebrates after defeating Mukwonago 52-46 in the Division 1 finals.

Verona celebrates after defeating Mukwonago 52-46 in the Division 1 finals.

Hayward celebrates their 50-49 win over Edgewood during their Division 3 semifinals.

Hayward celebrates their 50-49 win over Edgewood during their Division 3 semifinals.

Barneveld

Barneveld’s Hannah Whitsh, left, hugs her sister Mia after then defeated Clayton 57-46 in their Division 5 semifinals.

Clayton

Clayton’s Kailey Ketz, center, losses control of the ball as Barneveld’s Kelsey Fargo, left, and Teegan Pickarts, right, defend during the second half of their Division 5 semifinals.

The Xavier bench watches the final minutes of their 48-34 lose to Milwaukee School of Languages in the Division 3 semifinals.

The Xavier bench watches the final minutes of their 48-34 lose to Milwaukee School of Languages in the Division 3 semifinals.

Milwaukee School of Languages defends Xavier

Milwaukee School of Languages defends Xavier’s Rachel Siciliano as she goes to the ground during the second half of their Division 3 semifinals.

Onalaska

Onalaska’s Stoughton’s in the first half of their Division 2 semifinals in the WIAA girls’ state basketball championships.

Regis

Regis’s Hannah Gibbons, left, and Kayla Neff wipe away tears during the final minutes of their 77-56 lose to Mineral Point’s in their Division 4 semifinals.

Onalaska

Onalaska’s had coach Matt Kelliher watches a shot fall shot in their 59-56 lose to Stoughton in their Division 2 semifinals.

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy’s Olivia Campbell, left, and New Berlin Eisenhower’s Chelsea Brackamann battle for the ball in the first half of their Division 2 semifinals.

The Marathon bench watches a shot fall short in the final minutes of their 61-59 lose to Kenosha St. Joseph in their Division 4 semifinals.

The Marathon bench watches a shot fall short in the final minutes of their 61-59 lose to Kenosha St. Joseph in their Division 4 semifinals.

Notre Dame Academy watches the final seconds of their 55-45 lose to New Berlin Eisenhower in their Division 2 semifinals in the WIAA girls

Notre Dame Academy watches the final seconds of their 55-45 lose to New Berlin Eisenhower in their Division 2 semifinals in the WIAA girls’ state basketball championships.

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Fall River’s coach James Doolittle hugs Haley Gregorio during the final minutes of their 63-50 to Assumption in their Division 5 semifinals.

 

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.

Green Bay men

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!