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WHATS MY PROBLEM!!!!???

Okay. Yes, I do frequently check social media and yes I frequently see your messages to me wondering why the crap I haven’t been posting on PFB.com….well, let me try n ‘splain. I’m pregnant. KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No the real reason is because I felt like I was providing a less than awesome online experience to you lovely people. I feel like on a site about me, why aren’t there really any photos of me? Why do I have to use links to other sites and not make this look as smoothed out and pro as I could. I don’t want all of my pictures of examples of my outfit to be lame ass Selfies (I feel like that word needs to be capitalized) from my snapchat filtered face….bc that’s kinda ghetto right? I want you guys to get a first rate version of myself. Because trust me, thats what we all need. The second rate version….woof! No good.

But yeah I I hate taking selfies, it makes me feel like a dork and like someone is going to catch me in the act of doing it like some kind of petty crime and I’ll be the laughing stock of my household. My other problem is that I have no one to do little mini photoshoots with because A.) Jon takes the WORST photos of all time and B.) I’m a borderline recluse and don’t know anyone in Vegas that I could offer wine and pizza in exchange for said trade.

So at this exact moment, while I type on here, and search on my iPhone, I’m looking for better ways to do a DIY version that will suffice. If you guys have any ideas of how to make this better please let me know. I actually really enjoy the writing aspect of PFB and that’s my favorite way of communicating with you and getting nonsense out of my head, but I know visually I need to back that up.

I’m thinking a good app like Obscura Camera, a phone/camera stand, and a Beyonce playlist should certainly help. Oh and maybe a little lighting kit. Because I’m a PROFESSIONAL (idiot). But seriously if you guys have any ideas of how I can make this better…come to Mama, let me know!!

 

I’ll amazon prime some stuff to my house real effing quick. (said in Drake voice)

 

lots of love,

R

43 Comments on “WHATS MY PROBLEM!!!!???”

  1. What about a Vlog! That way we’d get your face, your voice, and your random thoughts. Requirements would just be a stand for your phone and a decent plugin microphone.

    1. that is great about the Vlog and maybe do cooking. and i would take you up on that offer of wine and pizza, but i live in Idaho.

    2. Woah! I agree it would be awesome to do a Vlog! It would be so cool plus it mean you could post more on your website without really having to come up with ideas! Just. Vlog!

  2. Why don’t you purchase a Nikon d3100 relatively cheap and takes very good photos. Set the timer and have a tripod. Phones are okay for quick selfies but tripods and real cameras are where it’s at. Too bad it’s a year early I do take photos and I would do that for wine and pizza. Oh maybe those raspberry lemon muffins you made.

  3. Daaaaamn! Renee, you can’t joke like that! I was so happy for you for a second before this “KIDDING” moment D:
    By the way, I’m glad that you don’t forget about your site)
    P.S. Sorry for my bad English, I’m from Russia)

  4. I like what the Brad said, a volg would be awesome. I love watching you on talking smack and to see and hear your voice is so much fun. Also you could try and teach Jon about taking better pictures lol. But seriously love what you do for and provide to us fans. You’re amazing.

  5. I have loved every tid bit you’ve posted. Love the fact it’s random musings and photos. I hope you don’t change a thing about it other than posting more.

  6. I really don’t know but when u said Jon does the worst pictures of all time I died laughing because my brothers do the same lol and I’ll look up some and shoot some ideas back at u <3

  7. I’m sorry, won’t be much help. I’m technologically challenged- I have a very hard time taking a photo and typing a caption. I think what you’ve done so far here is fine. And don’t sell your snaps or tweets/IG posts short. I work night shift in a crazy medical center and on the off chance that I’ll be able to take a coffee break- I’ll peek at one of your posts or snaps and it will bring a smile to face. I wouldn’t mind you posting on the ole blog more often- I like getting a different side of you then we see on TV. You can add more video and pics if you so choose, but truthfully I like reading your entries. I’m sure whatever you do will be great- no pressure – remember this is supposed to be more fun than work.

  8. Rrr bless you Renee… thats why we love you soo much… because your REAL! Just do whatever you want, dont worry what others say. Plus its great you even done this site for us.

  9. its all good luv… post what you like when you like… i’ll always be here =) I love hearing about you Jon and Blue, as much as i love posting about our Marty and his kittens lol.. who could in all honesty be teenagers in cat years but i digressi try ti instagram all i post to FB but so far weve been so busy with our cross country move i have barely had the time =) but i promise i’ll be making it up when we get moved … stay safe sweety xoxoxo

  10. Hey Renee,

    I am super happy you didn’t forget about us on PFB.com because I am always super happy to see a new post. I love everything about the site and I will be happy with any new additions you will make to it. Personally I love the videos because even though Total Divas Season 6 is premiering soon (which I’m super stoked about), your videos provide early glimpses into the daily life of Renee Paquette. You can use your computer or video camera on your iPhone (but i know u already knew lol). But one thing I noticed is tripods are a work of art for vlog type videos. I’m not sure if this post provided useful ideas for you to use, but I wanted to at least provide some feedback 😊. Also, one thing is for sure, Anti-Tech, Jon is gonna need lessons in picture taking Lol, but I believe that’s what makes him unique πŸ€“πŸ™ƒ. I also love the videos and pictures of Blue, the adorable Bull🐢 πŸ¦„. I’m excited for the next post Renee.

    Until Then, TTFN (Ta Ta For Now),

  11. hello, Renee!
    honestly I was lil bit shock when I read your word you are pregnant. LOL. mini heart attack! you got me!

    and btw, Vlog is very ok.
    you know? GoPro Camera?
    some people used to do it in outdoor.
    but ya….. actually it works indoor as well.
    or maye like….
    a common camera? LOL
    Canon? Nikon?
    I think you can ask the sales for their recommendation which camera type to do indoor (and we can say, amateur) photoshoot.
    just use all the spare part, I mean, tripods kit!!!!!!! or flash speedlite (just in case you need a better light LOL)
    and then you just need some empty space. ya, a mini studio photo. hmm…. ah, but I think lil bit an empty space in your house is very ok.
    GOOD LUCK, R!
    but…..
    ………
    can you teach Jon how to take… at least one great photo?
    because I don’t know why it sounds pathetic ._.

  12. hello, Renee!
    honestly I was lil bit shock when I read your word you are pregnant. LOL. mini heart attack! you got me!

    and btw, Vlog is very ok.
    you know? GoPro Camera?
    some people used to do it in outdoor.
    but ya….. actually it works indoor as well.
    or maye like….
    a common camera? LOL
    Canon? Nikon?
    I think you can ask the sales for their recommendation which camera type to do indoor (and we can say, amateur) photoshoot.
    just use all the spare part, I mean, tripods kit!!!!!!! or flash speedlite (just in case you need a better light LOL)
    and then you just need some empty space. ya, a mini studio photo. hmm…. ah, but I think lil bit an empty space in your house is very ok.
    GOOD LUCK, R!
    but…..
    ………
    can you teach Jon how to take… at least one great photo?
    because I don’t know why it sounds pathetic ._.
    LOVE YOU, R! and J!

  13. So let me get this straight – Jon cannot dance or sing and takes the worst photos ever. Please be careful or he might develop a complex or something.

    In Jon’s photo-taking defense, I submit my grandmother. In her entire life, she NEVER took a photo that did not cut off some or all of people’s heads. We have literally hundreds of photos of family members from the chin down.

  14. Hi Renee!
    You could set up your phone and take a time lapse or even a slo mo of said outfit/s. Then you don’t have to “pose” and we can see the entire outfit without multiple pics. I think getting it done on your phone is the way to go, just because you travel so much. Anyway, who needs to be lugging extra equipment around? No sir.

    Lots of love & support,
    Claudia.

  15. Renee I Love How You Take Your Pics Tbh!!! You, Jon, And Blue Are Gorgeous!!! Please Don’t Change My Love!!! ❀πŸ’ͺ✌

  16. Pretty sure you can get a camera setup with a forward facing viewfinder so you can see yourself and a bluetooth button thing you can casually hold in your hand to snap the pic. In fact I know you can cause I’ve watched my neighbor shoot herself about 100000000 times, she spends more time in front of her camera than in her house making food or bathing. So its definitely possible.

    Any update on the ghost situation? Any chance its a photographer? you never know.

  17. Hi Renee. I love your blog. If you want to make you blog op, how about including fan art from fans or vlog. Or you could maybe design (edit) pictures yourself to make them pop, maybe use apps like PicsArt and/ ToolWiz. Love you lots. Stay awesome. Xoxoxo

  18. you got me good when you said you were pregnant. i was really happy until you were just kidding , not cool bro……. kidding . anyways i think you should do vlogs or……. a youtube channel maybe…… because to be honest i could see you as a youtuber because your funny and just AWESOME. so yea….. anyways renee that what i think but that it for me.
    STAY BEAUTIFUL AND AWESOME
    love you bestie…… wait… we haven’t even met ehh who cares love you bestie. πŸ™‚

    love jasmine,

  19. Hey Renee. I’ve been on your site since it started and I’m a proud Trinidadian fan of both you and dean. Keep doing you.

  20. As beautiful as you are pics definitely aren’t a necessity because your writing is what I love about your site! I think the vlog idea is great and I totally would love more book club suggestions /posts as well as fashion tips and everything. Besides we’re going to be seeing you a ton on total divas soon! Actually, if your still filming haha have some of them take pics and vids!

  21. As beautiful as you are pics definitely aren’t a necessity because your writing is what I love about your site! I think the vlog idea is great and I totally would love more book club suggestions /posts as well as fashion tips and everything. Besides we’re going to be seeing you a ton on total divas soon! Actually, if your still filming haha have some of them take pics and vids!

  22. I can’t claim to be a professional by any means, but I volunteer that if I ever come to Vegas I can be bribed with pizza and wine. Don’t worry about thinking your pictures come out bad though, every time I see you, you’re always so gorgeous!

  23. Hey! I’m pretty good at taking photos! I’d love to help out if you need help. My brothers girlfriend is like a professional photographer and I’ve learned some from her. Or we could fly her out there to help! I’d come too of course haha!! Let me know if you need me!

    V

  24. Wish i could help you with that but i look stupid on my selfies. But it was so nice to read again something from you. You Rock 😘

  25. You got me ,when u said u were pregnant ,would be happy and sad ,
    And for your problem try Nikon , canon or something whatever suits you
    Love,
    Lucifer

  26. I would fully recommend a cheaper DSLR (to get you started), a tripod and a photo remote control or a self timer function on camera. You’d be set with that and then be able to take photos all by yourself and wherever you like too! I really love your style so would be excited to see some more outfit photos! πŸ™

    Totally agree about your writing, I absolutely love the style of it. It just feels like a friend is talking to you – don’t ever change it!

    Can’t wait to see your new outfit shoots!

  27. maybe its a good thing you do not post more leaves us wanting and in suspense until you post again lol like give jon ie dean a break if he was a great photog we may have not been so honored with hes magnificent presence all this time in wwe lol keep up good work

  28. Dear Renee,
    I feel your pain. I hate selfies, and my husband has about as much skill or interest in taking pictures as he does in gardening… Which is to say next to none.
    I have attempted selfie sticks, I to feel like a dork using them. On my Instagram I post pictures I have control over, as I take them myself, of others and interesting subject matter, like you do with Blue.
    Have you condsidered some online classes or tutorials? Being that you have a large social media presence, and work with professionals, maybe they can advise you on kits for lighting or cameras? I suppose it depends if you are going to use your phone exclusively. Given there is a wide variety of subject matter you want to cover, you would definetly want something versatile.
    The editing process will also depend on what computer system you want to use. My uncle teaches graphic design and sings about Apple products over say Microsoft. This will be something that will come down to personal taste I imagine.
    As for apps, here are a few that I use, but again, I do not use them on a regular basis professionally, but I have had good success with the images and have gotten the effects that I wanted for the subject matter.
    Photo Editor- It’s free and allows you to edit photos as you take them, and keeps the original. I like its versatility. Worth trying right off the bat.
    Live collage is like scrap booking for you photos/Instagram. Also free
    You Cam Perfect- it has similar editing, and makes taking selfies a bit more bearable, remember angles and lighting.
    Prisma- it is also free and has a lot of cool effects, not just for portraits, but for all types of subject matter. It’s more focused on art based effects. It is worth checking out for sure.
    Photo lab- not my favourite, it’s rather pushy with notifications and posts, but offers both free and paid effects. Still learning to play with it.
    I do some work with things like food, and have had to make a light box of my own. It’s not to much work and not terribly expensive. You definetly want a light ( possibly in a stand so it you can move it around) that is day light. Micheals carries the OTT light, but I am sure you could go to their website and find the right one for your needs. They are a bit pricey, but the pictures you take as a result will be top notch. If you can since you travel so much, put together a portable kit with the lighting, cameras etc, so you can take it on the road, and or set up a studio space in a spare room you can use for all that stuff.
    Video is also good, but you will encounter the same problems.
    Start small, with the tutorials and sourcing from work if you can? Also if you know exactly what you want the picture to look like, take a ton of pictures to learn the angles and lighting until you see what you want. This applies to perspective shots as well, such as some pushing against the leaning tower of Pisa etc, this is a clever illusion and very cool to look at but terrible to teach someone who knows nothing about the camera on their phone( for example my mother…)
    I am available to discuss this further, if you can specify what your needs are, especially since you are such a busy lady! I hope some of this helps?! I am pretty sure you have access to our email addys.
    I am always happy to help a fellow Canadian. I will also waive the pizza and wine fee, just because I love your blog, and it makes me laugh , think, and have discourse with my friends and family as a result.
    Cheers!
    Tara

        1. Hey I also came across a cool app today, that adds or removes colour, I think you will really like it!
          Colour Pop, it’s free to start, and you can always upgrade if needed. I used it for my chihuahua’s pic for Instagram, and I love it! It allows you to focus on a specific item with the colour edit, say clothes, people, art etc. Cheers!

  29. Hey chicka ! Don’t be such a girl !!!! Grab your man and take a MONTANA OR BUST kinda ride 🏍🏍🏍 we’ll take a zoom zoom thru Yellowstone National Park, it’s my backyard , we can throw a line snag a fish and head out to Sturgis in August for the best time of your life ! The rumble of the motors will forever be in your ❀ and royal rumble will always be 2nd to your 1sr royal rumble with wwe haha ! We roll like that 😎 so join us this summer for a week of laid back Rocky Mountain High and I promise you that man of yours will be begging you to ask him to marry you πŸ’‘ but you tell that boy until he is packing 10 lbs of meat a bucket full of balls and enough hair on his chest to knit a horse blanket that he’s still “JUST A BOY πŸ˜†πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜·” ok all kidding aside after all that fun on August come back in October for the opening day of elk hunting and viola , you can do a segment of elk steaks on the BBQ & no worries I will give you a recipe or 2 πŸ—πŸ–πŸŸπŸ”πŸ πŸπŸ’ ! Floathe the Madison, ride the dragon, camp the ridge , and basking in the BIG SKY COUNTRY will spray a better tan on you in 3 days that will keepout returning for more , hold on girl the momma is messaging me on Facebook ✌ ! That’s my momma πŸ˜šβ€πŸ’‹πŸ‘ πŸ‘€β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘. Mom needs me, oh and she said after a good Montana vacation you will have so much material you won’t have room on your website to pay homage to the great fun you had !!!

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