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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

Sunday was a snowy and kind of cold December day on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but to the Packers fan that braved the elements the Packers 38-10 domination of the Seattle Seahawks it probably seemed warmer.  The Packers got six turnovers and I got most of them, but not always form the best position.  I was in the right place for the first score of the game, a 66 yard catch and run by Packers Davante Adams, but after that I wasn’t thrilled with what I got from the either team scores.  My favorite pictures of the day came from the detail shots I took before the game of the stadium with a fresh cover of fluffy snow.

Here are my favorite pictures of the day!

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Nicholas Nesvacil Claire before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

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Seattle Seahawks’ Justin Britt hits Mark Glowinski with a snowball as they head out on to the field to check the conditions before warmups.

Lee Kuehl enjoys a brat with his son Jake brats inside Lambeau Field.

Lee Kuehl enjoys a brat with his son Jake brats inside Lambeau Field.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams pulls in a pass for a 66 yard touchdown as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane defends.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams pulls in a pass for a 66 yard touchdown as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane defends.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams celebrates his touchdown.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams celebrates his touchdown.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews and inside linebacker Joe Thomas take downSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews and inside linebacker Joe Thomas take downSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson pulls in a touchdown pass.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson pulls in a touchdown pass.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins tackles Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins tackles Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tries to elude Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Joe Thomas.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tries to elude Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Joe Thomas.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins gets ready to pull in a deflected pass off of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse for an interception.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins gets ready to pull in a deflected pass off of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse for an interception.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall runs back an interception.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall runs back an interception.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall celebrates an interception.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall celebrates an interception.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams tries to get around Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams tries to get around Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson celebrate a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson celebrate a touchdown.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looses control of the ball after being sacked, but the ball was called down by contact.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looses control of the ball after being sacked, but the ball was called down by contact.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins up ends Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins up ends Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis does a Lambeau Leap to celebrate a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis does a Lambeau Leap to celebrate a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones celebrates as he walks off the field after the Packers win.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones celebrates as he walks off the field after the Packers win.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers high fives fans as he walks off the field.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers high fives fans as he walks off the field.

 

On Sunday I had two goals while I photographed the Green Bay Packers vs Houston Texans NFL football game at Lambeau Field in Green bay, Wisconsin.  One goal was to get some nice story telling images and the other was to protect my gear from the elements of the day.  For a December day it was actually a tad warm, but that created a wintery sloppy mix being tossed on me and my gear.  Let’s just say I achieved one of my goals for the day.  Shooting through this type of snow can be tough especially when you shoot with a long lens and when I photograph NFL football I tend shooting up to 560mm.  With a little effective toning I think these images can really pop, but I think my favorite photo is a wide angle shot of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throwing out of the end zone.  I also really like a shot I got of Aaron Rodgers interacting with a young Packers fan on the sideline before the game and Randall Cobb coming up behind him and doing a little something I would call moose ears.

Here are my favorite shots for the day!

Thanks for looking!

Mike

 

before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Randall Cobb make a young fans day before the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Randall Cobb make a young fans day before the game.

Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett recovers a fumble.

Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett recovers a fumble.

Green Bay Packers fullback Aaron Ripkowski gets taken down by Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps after a long gain.

Green Bay Packers fullback Aaron Ripkowski gets taken down by Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps after a long gain.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws downfield after scrambling out of the pocket.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws downfield after scrambling out of the pocket.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb does a snow angel to celebrate a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb does a snow angel to celebrate a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a touchdown.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry sacked Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry sacked Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler.

The Green Bay Packers defense pressures Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler.

The Green Bay Packers defense pressures Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler celebrates throwing a touchdown.

Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler celebrates throwing a touchdown.

Houston Texans defense celebrate stopping the Green Bay Packers on a 4th down conversion.

Houston Texans defense celebrate stopping the Green Bay Packers on a 4th down conversion.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws out of the end zone.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws out of the end zone.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams tries to get away for Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams tries to get away for Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson pulls in a pass for a long gain as Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson defends.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson pulls in a pass for a long gain as Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson defends.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson celebrates a long gain to help seal the game.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson celebrates a long gain to help seal the game.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis breaks away on a long gain.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis breaks away on a long gain.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler after the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler after the game.

Another tough day at Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers.  As quarterback Aaron Rodgers said,  the team had a “lack of juice”.  That lack of juice resulted in a 31-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.  As a photographer, the most exciting part of the game was the numerous times a squirrel came out and ran around the field to a cheering crowd.

Here are my top shots from the game with maybe my favorite being Datone Jones trying to capture the squirrel in his helmet.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

before an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Rob Roskom before an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

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I’ve shot this photo a number of times, but I think this is my favorite one. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson spin a ball in the end zone after warm ups.

A member of the University Wisconsin marching band before a pregame performance.

A member of the University Wisconsin marching band before a pregame performance.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman runs back the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman runs back the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman celebrates his touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman celebrates his touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton gets forced out of bounds by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton gets forced out of bounds by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell.

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore scores a first quarter touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore scores a first quarter touchdown.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Micah Hyde pressures Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Micah Hyde pressures Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson catches a touchdown pass around the defensive pressure of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson catches a touchdown pass around the defensive pressure of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis watches a pass slip out of his hands.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis watches a pass slip out of his hands.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix celebrates sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix celebrates sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones tries to catch a squirrel that ran out on to the field in his helmet.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones tries to catch a squirrel that ran out on to the field in his helmet.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett tries to block a Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck pass.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett tries to block a Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck pass.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Frankie Williams stops Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb after a long gain.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Frankie Williams stops Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb after a long gain.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck talk after the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck talk after the game.

Update :  I’ve had a number of people reach out to see if they can purchase photos from the race.  You can go to this link to purchase photos from race.

This past weekend I photographed a running race that was a little different for me.  I’ve covered plenty of marathons, 5ks, 10ks, etc, but this was my first team event.  The race was the Door County Fall 50 which starts in Gills Rock, Wisconsin, at the tip of the Door County Peninsula, and ends 50 scenic miles south in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin.  This year’s race included 460 teams of mostly five runners and 97 solo runners.  This race is in it’s eleventh year and is very popular; the team portion sold out in 20 minutes at high noon on April Fools’ Day, the day it always opens up for registration.  

Many of the teams dressed up in costume partially due to the proximity of Halloween, but more importantly to try and win the all important costume contest at the post race party.  Speaking of post race party, you won’t find a crazier party at any running event.  The party was held in 30,000 square feet of outdoor tents with 100 feet of bar rail, including five beer wagons and 120 feet of pizza buffet line.  This year, the racers quenched their thirst and hunger with 650 20-inch pizzas, 60 half barrels of beer and 30 cases of wine.

Race director Sean Ryan says the race started with 35 teams and 25 solo runners and doubled in size for the first four years, after which he had to impose a cap to keep down the traffic and control the chaos.  Some elements that have been added over the years are a dance floor, projected images on the ceiling of the party tent, gold solo runner medals, best team name and best costumed team contests, largely based on participant suggestion.  Medals on chains were always a hallmark of the race.  The new slogan for the race is “Scenic Run, Epic Fun!”.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the race.

Thanks for looking!

Mike
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