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Hi, I'm Mike Roemer, a commercial, corporate, industrial, agriculture 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

Green Bay Wisconsin Sport Photographer • Photos From The Green Bay Packers Last Second Win Over The Detroit Lions.

To borrow what another photographer said about covering the Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions NFL football game, “Last night’s Packers game was different. Not my best outing, but I managed to capture a few moments”.  That seems to be my theme this year and that of most other photographers.

The biggest play of the game was Mason Crosby’s last second field goal to win the game.  The kick was in the south end zone and I’m positioned in the north.  I shot the field goal from the opposite end of the field and got a different angle on the kick from what the other photographer I’m teamed up with got, but I was in a terrible position for the celebration.  If Crosby would have missed the kick, I needed to be prepared to shoot the Lions possibly charging to my end of the field in celebration.

Here’s my take from the game.

Thanks for looking!

Mike


Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay makes a catch while being covered by Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander.
Member of the Packers, Lions and the officiating crew voice their varying opinions on a Lions touchdown run.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur argues a call.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones tries to pull in a pass for a possible touchdown.
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith celebrates sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford by taking a fake nap.
Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams rushes for long yardage.er)
Detroit Lions defensive back Tracy Walker (21) and defensive back Tavon Wilson (32) break up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison. Allison was knocked out of the game on the play and the Lions were penalized for unnecessary roughness.
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith celebrates after sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Green Bay Packers Montravius Adams tries to block a Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater field goal.
Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman intercepts a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Darrius Shepherd.
Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman (27) celebrates an interception against the Green Bay Packers with teammates cornerback Darius Slay (23) and defensive back Will Harris (25).
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby kicks the game winning field goal in the final seconds of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Green Bay won 23-22.
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby celebrates with a Packers coach following an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Crosby kicked the game winning field goal in the finals seconds. Green Bay won 23-22 (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby celebrates his game wining field goal by doing a little social mediaing as he walks off the field.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates the Packers last second come from behind win over the Lions.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates as he walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Green Bay won 23-22 (
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    Green Bay Wisconsin Editorial Photographer – I Think I Found Waldo And Other Photos From The Packers vs Eagles NFL Football Game.

    Sometimes as a sports photographer, things don’t seem to go your way. Last night while shooting the Green Bay Packers vs the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football game at Lambeau FieId, I felt like I was out of sync and felt like most of the action was happening on the other side of the field. My best shots of the night came from a fumble that the Packers’ defense ran back for a touchdown, but the play was called back so that series of pictures didn’t mean anything. As I looked though my photos this afternoon, I did think I documented the stories of the game. Lots of face-mask shots, a nice shot of the last minute Eagles’ interception to seal their win and a descriptive shot of Eagles Avonte Maddox getting knocked out of the game with a neck injury after colliding with a teammate on a tackle.

    My editor was happy, my client was happy, so I guess I should be happy. Plus, I found Waldo.

    Here are some of my favorite shots from the game! Thanks for looking!

    Mike

    Green Bay Packers Darrius Shepherd gets taken down by Philadelphia Eagles Rudy Ford during a punt return.
    Green Bay Packers strong safety Adrian Amos chases down a scrambling Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
    Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Zach Brown and cornerback Sidney Jones takes down Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
    Green Bay Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis hurdles the defense of Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nate Gerry.
    Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King defends a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams tries to get away from the defense of Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod.
    Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod grabs the face mask of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz scrambles to break free from the defense of Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith.
    I think I found Waldo. Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert celebrates a touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.
    Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs out of the pocket as he looks down field for a receiver.
    Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham tries to get out of the grasp of Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod.
    Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham celebrates his touchdown with head coach Matt LaFleur.
    Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard dives in to the end zone for a touchdown.
    Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham tries to pull an Aaron Rodgers pass in for a touchdown.
    Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Andrew Sendejo and cornerback Avonte Maddox collide while tackling Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan.
    Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Nigel Bradham intercepts a last minute pass to secure the victory against Green Bay Packers .
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      Green Bay Wisconsin Sports Photographer – Packers Start Out Hot To Beat The Vikings 21-16 To Go 2-0 On the Young 2019 Season

      Here are a few of my favorite images from covering the Green Bay Packers vs the Minnesota Vikings NFL football game at Lambeau Field this past Sunday.  The Packers started out hot, scoring the first 21 points, but then needed their much improved defense to hold the Vikings to 16 points in order to go 2-0 for the season.  The game was highlighted by a ceremony at halftime to honor Bart Starr, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who led Green Bay to five championships in seven years. Starr, 85, died in May.  It was great to see Starr’s wife Cherry and former Packers quarterback Brett Favre on the field for ceremony.

      Thanks for taking a look!

      Mike

      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis warms up by trying to catch one ball while holding five others, just incase he needs to do that during a game.
      Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander defends as Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs tries to pull in a pass.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison pulls in a touchdown pass.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison celebrates his touchdown with teammates.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison does a Lambeau Leap to celebrate his touchdown.
      Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chad Beebe gets pass defenders on a long catch and run to set up a Vikings touchdown. Chad is the son of former Packer Don Beebe.
      Bart Starr’s wife Cherry shares a moment with Packer’s president Mark Murphy during a half-time ceremony to celebrate the life of the former Packers quarterback.
      With her son Bart Starr Jr. at her side Cherry Starr wipes away a tear as a video memorial plays about her husband, former Packers quarterback, Bart Starr.
      Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers smiles with former quarterback Brett Favre as they watch a tribute to Bart Starr.
      Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks up at Minnesota Vikings defensive end Hercules Mata’afa as he celebrates recovering a fumbled snap by the quarterback.
      Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter tries to wrestle the ball away from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers after sacking the quarterback.
      Green Bay Packers Kevin King intercepts a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings Stefon Diggs
      Minnesota Vikings Trae Waynes breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers Marquez Valdes-Scantling
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams celebrates with fans after the Packers defeated the Vikings.
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        Wisconsin Sports Photographer • The Greatest Tradition In All Of Sports

        I may be biased since I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and I cover the Green Bay Packers as a Wisconsin sports photographer, but one of the greatest traditions in the NFL and maybe in all of sports is players riding kids bikes to practice. Here are some of my favorite photos from covering the tradition on the first day of trying camp for the 2019 season. One news report said the first kids lined up their bikes before sunrise today for the mid-morning practice.

        When players come out of locker rooms at Lambeau Field to head to practice they are greeted by a swarm of kids and their bikes anxiously waiting for a player to pick them and their bike to accompany them down through a line of fans the few hundred yards to the practice field. Some players will pick out a player early on in camp and go with that kid every day. Some players will pick a new kid each practice. Not all players take this route to practice like some of the star players like quarterback Aaron Rodgers since he would be swarmed by fans and never make it to practice, but before he became the star he is today he was out there enjoying this great tradition like all the lesser-known players are today.

        The event has become more corporate and more organized over the years, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the huge smiles on not just the kids’ faces, but also the players’ faces.

        Thanks for looking!

        Mike

        Wisconsin Manufacturing Photographer • Real People In Real Situations

        I’ve said it before, but I like to brand myself as a “real people in real situations” photographer. A photo shoot I recently did in Illinois for a small manufacturer of fasteners was just this type of job. The plant wasn’t sexy or high tech, but it was real people taking pride in what they do and what they make and my job was to document that. The client wanted a clean simple look with minimal lighting. Luckily I was able to scout the plant before the shoot and was able to pick up on a couple of challenges that we would run in to on shoot day, but with the help of the facility and my assistant we came up with a game plan for shoot day that allowed the shoot to go smoothly.

        It’s not always easy to drop in on a person at work and make them comfortable with you taking their photo. That can be even tougher when it’s a hard working person in a manufacturing situation, but I think over the years of shooting jobs like this I’ve become pretty good at winning people over with just a couple words and a friendly smile.

        Here are some of my favorite photos from the shoot.

        Thanks for looking!

        Mike

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