Photo by Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald.
Hi there. 
My name is Elsie Stormberg and there's usually a lot going on around me. 
Here's a secret that's not really a secret: I love that. 
I love being busy. In fact, I thrive in situations where there's just a lot going on. I like having a to-do list that's longer than my arm and the action of crossing items off. I like the feeling of getting things done. 
Except for writing this. This stayed on my to-do list for a long time. I'm not someone who likes to talk about myself which is why I like to stay behind the camera, documenting other people and their stories. 
I started an interest in journalism at Marian High School in Omaha where I grew up. I knew I was interested in several different career paths, but wasn't really sure which one to pursue. I enjoyed writing and painting and working with others, but I also had just ended my soccer and basketball careers and wasn't quite ready to remove myself from athletics completely. 
I thought about art school, teaching and becoming an athletic trainer. None of it really stuck, until I tried my hand at journalism. Then, it clicked.During the first journalism class I took my junior year, I knew this was what I wanted. It gave me the opportunity to be creative and learn a little about a lot of things. My interest in everything had turned into a career. 
I continued into college and only got more into my niche of everything. I started pursuing photography more intently and fell in love with the ability to tell a story through visuals. 
I knew I was in the right field, it's just a matter of completing my degree and getting a big girl job. Only, I did that in the opposite order. 
I was hired at Wahoo Newspaper and The Waverly News as a full-time reporter and photographer a month before I began my final semester at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Once again, I put myself in a situation where there was just a lot going on all around me.
Since graduation in December 2020, I have parted ways with the Wahoo and Waverly papers. While I enjoyed my time covering the small towns just north of Lincoln, Nebraska, I was looking for a new experience with more opportunities for visual work. 
I started working as a videographer for the University of Nebraska Omaha's Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, or MarComm. Having the opportunity to use my video skills, sparked a new motivation for creative storytelling I hadn't felt in a long time. 
My video work has brought me so much joy that I have now added wedding videography to my array of skills I offer. As a storyteller with five-plus years of experience, I am excited to visualize the stories of newlyweds and the most important day of their lives. If interested, please email me at 
That's me for now. Feel free to connect with me on Instagram @stormbergstorytelling, Facebook at Elsie Stormberg Storytelling or LinkedIn. 
There. It's done, and I can cross it off my to do list. Until next time, about me page.
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