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“Best of 2010” gallery for Green Bay, Wisconsin Photographer Mike Roemer.

Here are some of my favorite photos from assignments and personal work in 2010.   The past year was my first full year producing this blog and I’m amazed at the amount of traffic it’s gotten.  My most popular search term was Clay Matthews.  The NFL longhaired linebacker stud of the Green Bay Packers wasn’t just a fan favorite on the field, but also on my blog.

This past year was also my first full year of marriage to my wonderful wife Judy and she was by my side for a few of these photos.  The series of the ice skating nuns I shot while we visited her sister, a sister at Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  That’s her sister Anne taking the tumble.  Judy was also with me during a work/pleasure trip to Germany and Austria.  The almost final photos are from that trip.  That’s Judy with my Uncle Hans and Tante Traudl.  The final photo is one of my favorites.  That’s my mom and dad at a little birthday party for my dad that Judy and I threw for my parents and some of their friends.  I’m glad I strongly encouraged them to put on the hats.

I also want to say thank to my main assistant Matt Ludtke and my main hair and makeup stylist Jai Schmidt of RefashionedByJai.com.  Thanks for all the hard work.

Thanks for checking out my work and I’m looking forward to showing you more of my work  in 2011.

Mike

Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett shows off his fangs.

I made this portrait while on assignment for ESPN The Magazine. The photo is of a high school football player here in Green Bay, Wisconsin for a story they were doing on staph infections. The subject was Davonte King. Davonte lost his left leg below the knee when he was 13 due to a staph infection. It is speculated that he took a contaminated cleat to the ankle after another player was diagnosed with staph. He currently plays varsity football for Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High on a prosthetic leg.

I was assigned by a healthcare magazine to a shoot a photo of a wonderful lady by the name of Diane Melang. Diane is a cancer survivor, a musician and has a special bond with her dog Shadow. I was able to get this photo while we did our lighting test for a portrait of her in her Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin home. The client loved the shots.


Judy's sister Anne who is a nun at Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc, WI invited us down for an afternoon of ice skating on Silver Lake. Judy's sister took a tumble and I had a great series of photos. The faces of the nuns that stayed vertical make the shots.

This was for the cover of an annual report for a Missouri healthcare client for a Midwest ad agency that specializes in healthcare. We were able to set up a small studio in a conference room at the hospital and we had our cover shot.

Here is proof that you don't need to shoot pro sports to get great action photos. I got this shot while shooting my niece and nephew's flag football game. I love the look on the faces.

Detroit Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith wins the battle for the ball against Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings for an interception.

Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins and cornerback Sam Shields break up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess

Green Bay Packers Sam Shields keeps his eye on the ball during warm up for Family Fun Night. I loved the way the saturated colors with the late day light made such a great background. I'm always looking for something different when I shoot an NFL game.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews celebrates a sack during the Detroir Lions game. Clay Matthews, his long hair and his sack celebration became the top search term for my blog in 2010.

Packers Glory Years star quarterback Bart Starr waves his cap during Green Bay Packers alumni introductions at half time of the Buffalo Bills game. I was very happy Bart did his partial turn in my direction as he walked onto the field, smiled and waved his cap.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre reacts after failing to complete a pass to Randy Moss in the endzone on the final play of the Vikings loss to the Packers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre walks off Lambeau Field for possibly the last time with his head down after the Vikes lost to the Pack. I covered Brett for 13 years and followed him off the field many times. Sadly my most famous and most used photo of him coming off the field ended up being of him giving his wife, Deanna, a kiss after the snow globe playoff win. The photo was used extensively for stories on Brett's texting habits.

Here is another example of looking for something different during an NFL game. A member of the replay crew tries to keep warm on a cold and windy day on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field.

This is a photo I shot for a sailboat manufacturer for their promotional materials. We set up this shot as the sun set near Egg Harbor in the waters of the bay of Green Bay in Door County, Wisconsin.

I try to steer clear of senior portrait photography, but when a great long time college friend asked me to shoot his daughter's senior pictures in Door County, Wisconsin I accepted the assignment. Who knows, maybe I'll do a few more.

Surfing on Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wisconsin after the Midwest got nailed by a huge wind storm. Living and shooting in the Midwest, I don't get much of a chance to shoot surfing.

This is one of my favorite photos from a series I shot for a Green Bay company for a new web site.  It was a very spontaneous shot as we approached these two employees as we walked the halls of their corporate office looking for just this type of shot.  Shallow depth of field, two great smiles and just a tad of fill light from my assistant and we had a very nice shot.

This is one of my favorite photos from a series I shot for a Green Bay company for a new web site. It was a very spontaneous shot; we approached these two employees as we walked the halls of their corporate office looking for just this type of shot. Shallow depth of field, two great smiles and just a tad of fill light from my assistant and we had a very nice shot.

Sunset at the fishing pier in Naples, Florida.

The light and sound tunnel at the Detroit, Michigan airport. I always hope my connection time in Detroit is long enough so I can go down there and shoot a few frames.

Late day skiing at Blackjack Ski Resort near Bessemer, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula.

Late day skiing at Blackjack Ski Resort near Bessemer, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula.

The kids Barnebirkie as part of the American Birkebeiner race in Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin.

Cleveland State celebrates winning the Horizon League Women

Cleveland State celebrates winning the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.

One of the many great signs at The Rally to Restore Sanity in Washinthon, DC.

An open air market in Munich, Germany.

An open air market in Munich, Germany.

I shot this while enjoying a nice German beer during Easter weekend in Kitzbühel, Austria with Judy.

My wife Judy with my Uncle Hans and Tante Traudl enjoying a little German Gemuchlichkeit.

My dad blows out the candles on his birthday cake as my mom looks on. Even at 71, you're not too old to wear a hat on your birthday.

  • jai - Love your year in review!!! Awesome photography as usual and thank your for the link!!

    Jai

  • admin - Thank you Jai for all your hard work and creativity. It’s always a pleasure to have your talents on a shoot. I think you even did a little dog wrangling on the Sturgeon Bay shoot–always willing to help out in any way you can.

  • Tom Lynn - Nice year Mike.

  • Joan Turba - Awesome photos Mike! I especially can’t get enough of your football shots – love them all. BTW, their mothers all want copies.

  • Susan Beechnau Martin - It’s wonderful to meet the photographer ‘tho via Facebook. I love the Sisters at Holy Family Convent. That’s my daughter, Kara, now Sister Monica, in the center of the ice skating shots. Those pics are priceless!

  • Shahadutt - I like all photos……..