A week ago, I was surprised to be approached by Canon Canada . I was offered a  Canon Rebel SL1  so I could try it out and talk to my readers. I’m not a photographer, but I know a little about photography. I thought it would be nice to test the device during my family outings. I took advantage of Edgar’s first ice cream for life to capture the moment!

The Canon Rebel SL1  is super light and rather compact. This is a SLR camera, that is, the picture is taken instantly when the shutter button is pressed. It is therefore ideal when you want to take pictures of a baby who can hardly stay in place more than a few seconds! For these photos, I used a 50 mm 1.8 lens.

In order to help parents take pretty pictures of their baby especially during the first year, Canon has just launched a Facebook app: Sweet Moments with Baby . The application is divided into different periods: 0 to 3 months, 4 to 6 months, 7 to 9 months and 10 to 12 months. Each category presents different ideas and tips from photographer Stéphanie Robin to make her photos a success. The app guides us step by step: lens type, lighting, camera mode, where to place baby, etc. In short, really convenient when you do not know where to start.