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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 Sports Photographer • Packers Defeat The Panthers In A Snow Globe Game

As I loaded up my camera gear to shoot Sunday’s Green Bay Packers vs the Carolina Panther NFL football game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin yesterday, I took a look at the hourly weather forecast. I chose not to bring my rain and snow covers since the chance of precipitation was 0% until midnight when it went up to a whopping 5%.  Let’s just say the forecast was a tad off. Midway through the first half of the game, a light snow started to fall.  I’ve shot a few photo friendly snow globe games at Lambeau Field and this one would rank right up against those.  

Shooting in falling snow has its challenges, especially with telephoto lenses.  It makes it difficult for the camera and lens to find focus on your subject when there is a mess of snow between you and your subject. Another issue when shooting cold weather football games is that heat waves interfere with the sharpness of your images.  The heat waves come from the heaters in the bench areas and can push out on to the playing field.  I don’t shoot much from the bench area during cold weather games because of this and try to shoot as much as I can from the end zone.  Despite the challenges that shooting in snow and cold create, I do like the look of the photos and I’d much rather shoot in snow than in rain.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the game.  

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones runs in to the end zone for a touchdown.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Davante Adams.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Mario Addison tries to take down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Carolina Panthers strong safety Colin Jones tackles Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks for a receiver.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen fumbles the ball.
The Carolina Panthers defense pressures Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he tries to pass out of the end zone.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets ready to catch a penalty flag as Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy looks on for roughing the passer.
Green Bay Packers linebacker Rashan Gary pressures Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey fumbles the ball as Green Bay Packers defensive back Ibraheim Campbell applies pressure.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen throws down field.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams intercepts a ball intended for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Jarius Wright after being tipped by strong safety Adrian Amos.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams celebrates his interception with Green Bay Packers strong safety Adrian Amos.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King defends a pass intended for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones runs through the Carolina Panthers defense.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass downfield.
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith celebrates a sack.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Bruce Irvin and cornerback Javien Elliott takes down Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham on a long catch and run.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen throws downfield.
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith pressures Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pause as they walk off Lambeau Field after defeating the Carolina Panthers to shoot a cell phone video.




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    Getaway Weekend With My Wife • Maine In Black And White

    My wife Judy and I headed to out the Portland, Maine to check out that part of the east coast for a quick, but fun getaway weekend.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the trip.  I’m lucky to have a visually friendly wife that’s always willing to give me that human element to make the shot better.  I’m usually not much of a black and white photographer – probably brings back to much PTSD from all those hours in the darkroom back in my college and newspaper days – but the ruggedness and the sky during our trip just screamed out to be seen in black and white.

    Thanks for looking!

    Mike



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      Green Bay Wisconsin Editorial Photographer • Telling The Story Of The Packers Win Over The Raiders.

      After what some may have considered a slow start to the season, Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers accomplished a perfect passer rating Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, throwing for five touchdowns and rushing for another, as the Packers beat the Raiders 42-24.  The win put the Packers at 6-1 on the season with the second best record in the NFC. 

      I was happy with how my photos told the story of the game, including my opposite angle from the north endzone on scores that happened in the south.  I always look for something different before I head into the stadium and this week after covering the team for over twenty years, I got a shot I really like: a lone Packers fan raising his arms with a can of beer as he greets the Oakland Raiders team buses.

      At the end of the game, my responsibility was to get the coaches shaking hands. After sprinting out to the middle of the field as time expired, I got the coaches together and Coach Gruden giving Coach LeFleur that intense Gruden eye.  After that I focused on Rodgers as he left the field, catching a nice shot of him raising his arms as he walked into the tunnel. As I mentioned, Rodgers had a perfect passer rating on Sunday and this photo got a ton of play telling that story.

      Thanks for looking!

      Mike


      A Green Bay Packers fan greets buses from the Oakland Raiders as they drive through neighborhoods near the stadium.
      Oakland Raiders Keelan Doss can’t catch a pass in front of Green Bay Packers’ Adrian Amos.
      Oakland Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
      Oakland Raiders Maxx Crosby celebrates a sacking Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
      Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs gets forced out of bound by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Blake Martinez and strong safety Adrian Amos.
      Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller celebrates a touchdown.
      Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to escape the grasp of Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.
      Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass to wide receiver Allen Lazard.
      Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looses the grasp of the ball and fumbles it in to the end zone turning the ball over to the Packers as Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Blake Martinez forces him out of bounds.
      Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers escapes the grasp of Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Maurice Hurst.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jake Kumerow tries to get the ball in to the endzone as Oakland Raiders cornerback Daryl Worley defends.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jake Kumerow celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison scores a touchdown as gets the ball within the pylon as he gets forced out of bounds.
      Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham points in to the stands as he celebrates a touchdown.
      Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs is stopped on a fourth down run at the one yard line turning the ball over to the Packers.
      The Packers defense celebrates turning over the ball.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling heads down the sideline on a long catch and run for a touchdown.
      Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling celebrates a touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.
      Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden talk after the Packers defeated the Raiders.
      Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after the Packers defeated the Raiders.
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        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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