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Green Bay Wisconsin Photographer Mike Roemer • Best of 2011

2011 was an exciting year to be a Green Bay, Wisconsin photographer.  Covering the Green Bay Packers in their Super Bowl run was exciting and made for some memorable photos.  The D1 NCAA women’s basketball team that I cover for Wisconsin – Green Bay also had a great season and made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.
My sports photography is my highest profile work and helped bring up to 4,000 visitors in one day to my blog, but my photography goes much further than that.   I traveled to the East Coast as a gaming and casino photographer and to the West Coast as a manufacturing photographer. Combined,  I spent over a month in Missouri working as a healthcare photographer and an industrial photographer.
The past year was also a great year for my wife, Judy, and me.  We moved into a new home with an amazing wooded ravine with almost 3 acres and we adopted a happy and playful black lab collie mix from a no kill shelter.  You can see a picture of our pup, Chica, cooling down in her pool on a warm summer’s day in the gallery.
So what’s my favorite shot from the past year?  I would say it’s a tie between a photo of a way-too-happy Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt greeting President Obama or a photo of three police officers watching in amazement as Packers fans Charlie Donner and Jeff Knott show up for a Packers game with very real looking, exposed fake butts.  But the shot that gives me the warmest feeling?  The one of Chica in her pool.
So, here are some of my favorite photos from 2011.  Thanks for checking out my work and I’m looking forward to showing you more in 2012.
Mike

Appleton, Wisconsin neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Wascher for his web site.

A Da Vinci Surgical System for a hospital annual report in Missouri.

A surgeon and a member of his surgical team as part of a library shoot for a healthcare ad agency client in Wisconsin.

The next five photos are from a great two day shoot at Mountaineer Casino just outside Pittsburgh in West Virginia. We had an amazing group of talented models. This type of casino and resort photography is always fun to do and really adds to the mix of photography that I do.

Charlie Donner, left, and Jeff Knott make their way to an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis.

Air Force F-16's from Madison, Wisconsin's 115 Fighter Wing perform a flyover at Lambeau Field.

Packers fans watch the Super Bowl from a bar near Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings does a Lambeau leap after scoring a touchdown during the Arizona Cardinal game.

Fans drink champaign in the parking lot at Lambeau Field after the Packers won the Super Bowl.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings tries to pull in a pass from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

With other members of the team following behind him Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins holds the Super Bowl trophy as he walks around the stadium and celebrates with fans during the "Return to Titletown" celebration.

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley wears his helmet backwards during a training camp drill.

With his shirt off Green Bay Packers guard Jason Spitz waves a towel after diving bare chested into the snow during the "Return to Titletown" celebration after the Packers won the Super Bowl.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd pulls a pass is as Green Bay Packers strong safety Charlie Peprah defends.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Connor Barth takes his shirt off for warmups to try and get used to the below freezing temps.

Green Bay Packers tight end Ryan Taylor seems a terrified as he rides a pink girls bike to practice during training camp.

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy, left, and head coach Mike McCarthy, holding the Super Bowl trophy as they return Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

A little kick to the ear during Wisconsin Green Bay mens soccer game vs Dayton.

Am I the only one that see a face in the markings on the soccer ball in this photo from the Wisconsin Green Bay vs Dayton mens basketball game. Could that be Wilson from the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away.

Ice hangs off a catwalk near the headlight at the Sturgeon Bay canal lighthouse in Door County, Wisconsin after a winter wind storm on Lake Michigan.

A lifetstyle photography shoot at a'Bravo Bistro & Wine Bar one of my favorite restaurants in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Food photography for a'Bravo Bistro & Wine Bar in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Green Bay women's basketball team celebrates winning the Horizon League Championship. The team would go on to the sweet sixteen in the NCAA tournament and are undefeated so far in the 2011-2012 season.

Judy and I adopted a cute black lab collie mix from Happily Every After, a no kill shelter. Here Chica cools down in her pool on a warm summer day.

Before we adopted Chica we did a lot of dog sitting for family and friends. I shot this photo while going for a winter walk with Emma, a fun border collie.

While shooting glamour shots in rural Wisconsin for a trailer manufacture we had two farm dogs come visit. This shot came together as one of the trailers pulled away. Thanks pup!

I took advantage of a late winter snow storm to beef up my transportation photography stock photo file. The shoot paid off and I picked up a new client after they came across the photos.

St Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin for their marketing materials.

The cover shot for a story in the Lawrence University magazine.

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Green Bay, Wis. Mayor Jim Schmitt after arriving at Austin Straubel Airport in Ashwaubenon, Wis. Wednesday, Jan. 26. 2011 before departing for Manitowoc, Wis. as part of his White House to Main Street Tour. Mayor Schmidt gave the President a Green Bay Packers jersey.

Erin Elliott hugs a young pup at a no kill pet adoption shelter, Happily Ever After.

My favorite shot that I did with a local model, Heather Baker, as part of a collaboration with Wisconsin hair and makeup stylist Jai Schmidt of Refashioned by Jai.

A protestor at the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison.

A cocktail waitress as part of a gaming photography project for casino Ocean Downs in Berlin, Maryland near Ocean City.

A statue of Vince Lombardi at Lambeau Field seems to come to life during a snow storm.

Green Bay Wisconsin Photographer Mike Roemer • Best of 2011

 

 

 

 

 

  • Paul Gero - Great work Mike!! Keep warm this winter and good luck to the Pack!
    pg

  • admin - Thanks Paul. I’ve been keep up on your work. Your doing some great work. Yes, hopefully the Packers keep it interesting in GB this Jan. Not to tough keeping warm this winter–under three inches of snow so far and temps most days above freezing. Take Care! Mike

  • Deb Holschuh Houden - Mike — You were a great photographer in highschool! These were just plain fun to look at. Congratulations and thanks for the smiles.

  • Tom Lynn - Great year Mike. Love the Lombardi with snow.

    Tom

  • admin - Hi Deb, Thanks and thanks for checking out my blog.

    Mike

  • Mike VanKirk - Great work as always. I’ve enjoyed your photos all year. Very inspiring!