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Introducing | the Olive Juice Shoppe

January 30, 2011

I decided to separate the action/preset part of my business with my photography part. It was a decision I had been hesitant to make but decided to go ahead and go for it. I am a sassy pants fresh mouth speak your mind lets have fun kinda gal and wanted a name that was fun. I Love You. Olive Juice. :)

This is my personal AND photography business blog. My Shoppe is completely separate.

Photography for me is a love. I love my images- the good, bad and oogly. Before I decided to become a photographer… I was a happy MWAC (mom with a camera) taking snapshots of her kids. Guess what? Still a happy MWAC taking snapshots of her kids. My pictures to me- ARE snapshots. Snapshots hold no negative feelings to me as a mom or photographer.


  • Michelle Nichelson Photography · Posted January 31, 2011 at 2:05 am · Link · Reply

    Very unique way to describe photography! I love it and totally agree! =)

  • kelly tonks · Posted April 4, 2011 at 5:04 am · Link · Reply

    Hi amy beth
    Just poking around(I should be int he shower right now)

    I love your discription, I am not a fake floor copy the headband ,edit the heck out of something so it’s too far from reality. I admire and appreciate everyone’s style but those are giving me clues to what I DONT want, how I want to express myself and what I want to say. Even when I remove a mark on skin, it’s taken some time to be ok with that. Thank you again for your feedback at RTS, It sent me in a good direction.
    Have a great day

    Kelly Tonks

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:::Winner!::: Winners to AMP huge Giveaway Announced!

October 22, 2010

The winners for the AMP Giveaway are…..

First Place to win the whole store is:

Michelle (meshell966)

Congrats you win everything!!!! 😀


Second Place goes to:

Melissa Crouch!

Congrats you win 50% off!

Thank you again everyone for playing!

I will be holding another one once I hit the 2000 Likes on my FB fan page. I gotta give back. 😀

Be on the lookout for other people randomly giving away AMP goodies too!



It was brought to my attention by someone that they posted before Noon my time. So I decided to check in to it. The time stamps are different from WordPress, my Blackberry and for my Outlook. I relied soley on WordPress and Blackberry to manage entries and times. There is a huge time discrepancy between all 3. WordPress said after 4PM for many of the entries I did not include and my BB said after 1PM and checking my Outlook today the time stamps- there were many that were received before Noon. So I will include the ones my Outlook received before 12PM Pacific time.

So I decided to add the remaining entries that were delivered to my Outlook before Noon. I will do a 3rd Draw. All 3 winners will receive my Store. I think that is more than fair.

If there are any questions or comments, please do not post them on my blog or my FB- email me directly. That is the fastest and most efficient way to contact me.

Thank you so much!

THIRD DRAW Winner is:

Mel Peters is the 3rd Winner after adding 9 more entries that according to my Outlook made it in by the 12PM Pacific time deadline.

You will all receive your shopping codes in your emails. Please check the email account associate with the entries you made here.

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  • Michelle · Posted October 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm · Link · Reply

    WOW, WOW and another WOW!!!! Thank you so much Amy for this opportunity. I can’t believe I won. I’m so excited!! (screaming inside) :O Thank you again. Michelle

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Fix-It Friday #56 {i heart faces}

May 28, 2010

Another Fix-it Friday at I heart Faces!

Go here to check it out:


??I’d link you but WordPress still is not allowing me to insert links for some reason. :/

Here is the Original images (oh it’s sooo cute!):

I ran my Clean action on it- and all I did in that was use some levels to bring up the exposure, used a little Portraiture on the skin on a duplicate layer and also cloned the little red spot on her lil chest, I added some yellow and a little red on a color balance layer for skin tones, added a vignette and masked it off the babies and cropped to an 8×10.

For my various plays:

Edit 1: Soft Haze action low opacity.

Edit 2: love me some vintage so I used my I Spy action (not out yet) and loved it here.

Edit 3: a soft b&w. I usually like contrasty b&ws but find on baby images I like them a little softer.

Really fun image to work with!!


  • Casey · Posted May 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm · Link · Reply

    adorable! I love all the edits!

  • Raven Mathis @ LMMP Photography · Posted May 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm · Link · Reply

    Great edits!

  • Mandee@pinkshoes · Posted May 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm · Link · Reply

    Lovely, they are too sweet

  • Mel · Posted May 29, 2010 at 1:00 am · Link · Reply

    How cute! I love your first play the best :) Good job!

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