As a blogger, but more importantly as a mom, I really rely on my camera to capture everything from my projects (also known as my family’s dinner as it gets cold in front of them) to daughters “firsts”. Unfortunately the camera I have been relying on is a point and shoot so I can’t even count the time times I have been letdown by being unable to capture the shots I need. When I was asked to check out the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and put it to the test to capture a memorable experience you now there is no way I could say no!
To celebrate my second pregnancy and put the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 to the test I have decided to hold myself a Baby Sprinkle in early November.
What is a baby sprinkle you say? Instead of “showering” the mother with gifts, as in a baby shower, a sprinkle is a light shower where guests either bring small items or are asked to bring nothing but best wishes. Since we have most of the necessities already for baby #2, I am asking for best wishes only and inviting only close family to help us celebrate.
Baby Sprinkles are becoming very popular for subsequent babies so I will be sharing with you afterwards some ideas for a baby sprinkle themed party that I can guarantee you will just fall in love with.
I can’t wait to capture my little, but important, event with the help of Canon’s “lightweight, highly-flexible and easy to use DSLR” – the EOS Rebel SL1. I am hoping to avoid all the blurry photos of Keira’s first birthday thanks to the point and shoot camera! I’m also going to have to give up control and allow my family to use the EOS Rebel SL1 to make sure there are some shots of me too!
I am confident I’ll be able to capture the event perfectly after having played with the camera a little over the last week. Thanks to the continuous shooting mode I was able to capture a pretty gorgeous and crisp shot of Keira in all her milk-face, ketchup packet carrying (?) glory. There is no way I would have been able to capture this with my old point and shoot trying to get one shot at a time of a very Go-go-go toddler. Can you say blurry pictures?
Check back in early November for my follow-up post on my Baby Shower and to report on how the SL1 performed! In the meantime, learn more about the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 here!
One Canadian (Excluding Quebec) Frugal Mom Eh Reader will win A Canon EOS Rebel SL1 w/ 18-55mm IS STM Lens (MSRP $779.99) and a Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM Lens – (MSRP $229.99). Total Prize MSRP: $1009.98! Giveaway ends on November 10th at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and full T&C.
Disclosure: Canon Canada supplied me with a Rebel SL1 and lenses for my personal use and the giveaway. As usual, all opinions are my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!