Canon EOS Rebel T4i {Giveaway-ended}


I’ve had some really amazing giveaways this holiday season for all of you………and I have one last one that I’m SOOO excited to share with you!

Canon EOS Rebel T4i Kit at

The people at Canon asked me to give the Canon EOS Rebel T4i a spin AND giveaway one away to one very lucky TidyMom reader!

A good camera is the holy grail to blogging and for most moms!  I couldn’t imagine taking pictures with a point and shoot any more.  Once I learned the ins and outs of shooting manually it just becomes second nature (not to say I’m not still learning, because there’s still SO much for me to learn).  But having a big girl camera where I can control how much light my camera sees, makes my photos infinitely better.

 I had to get a shot of my baby boy! It’s hard to believe Cullen will turn 4 years old on Christmas Eve! 


The Canon EOS Rebel T4i delivers 18 megapixels of professional grade image quality in a compact, lightweight, feature-filled, easy-to-use body that carries a very affordable price tag.

While you dream up what all you can do with a new fancy pants camera take a look at what all this beauty has to offer:

Canon introduces the most sophisticated Rebel ever—the EOS Rebel T4i DSLR! Built to make advanced photography simple and fun, the new Rebel T4i delivers phenomenal image quality, high performance, and fast, intuitive operation. This EOS Rebel amps up the speed with the powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps make high-speed continuous shooting of up to 5.0 fps possible—great for capturing fast action. An 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor ensures that every image is shot in superb, high resolution; and an extended ISO range of 100-12800 gives photographers the opportunities to take the Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before. A 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual cross f/2.8 center point) delivers improved autofocus performance.  For users interested in creating impressive videos, the Rebel T4i is ready to help you create your next masterpiece.  First ever for an EOS Rebel, the Rebel T4i features a Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II, which allows fast and intuitive camera operation. Add compatibility with Canon’s proven EF and EF-S lenses and a slew of EOS accessories, the Rebel T4i is an incredibly versatile tool for creating the images and videos you envision.

Pretty awesome huh?!

Here’s are a few of pictures I’ve been taking with the EOS Rebel T4i:

I really wanted to try out the higher ISO.  There’s a little bit of noise at ISO 6400 but not bad.  This was taken at nearly 5pm in my kitchen with not much light left.

Cookie Decorating in my kitchen

We had one of our family Christmas parties this weekend, and I got a nice shot of the Christmas tree with a ISO of 5000.  Again, a little noise but allowed me to get a nice moody Christmas tree picture without an flash.

Christmas Tree 2012

Next up, I had to get a shot of the amazing Mile High Caramel Apple pie we had from the Blue Owl Cafe in Kimswick, MO ~they ship 😉  If you’d like to try and make one…… good ‘ol Paula Deen has a recipe for Savannah High Apple Pie.

Mile High Caramel Apple Pie

I bought a gorgeous new Christmas wreath for our front door this year, at Lowes.

Christmas Wreath on Front Door

Pepper said she’s tired of Cullen getting all the blog glory, she was happy to give  a quick little pose for me outside today.


The Canon EOS Rebel T41 is one of the most popular entry level DSLR cameras on the market. It is lightweight, and I’m in love with the 9 cross-type focusing points and the touch screen option, which has a similar interface as my iphone and is very user friendly.  No, worry if you don’t like touch screens – you are free to use the physical buttons if you wish.  The Canon Rebel T4i is also designed to use the new STM lenses which are able auto focus smoothly and quietly for video, meaning no loud noise while focus is made!

I haven’t given the video a try yet, but I plan to use it on Christmas morning 😉

If you are a beginner to the DSLR world, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i  is a great option for the entry into the world of DSLR photography or a great upgrade from an older model camera.


Now for the fun part! I have one Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens Kit to giveaway to one very luck photography loving TidyMom reader!

Canon EOS Rebel T4i Giveaway at

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Disclaimer:   Canon sent me one Canon EOS  Rebel T4i with the kit lens and are providing one to giveway.  All opinions, views, and my love of photography are all my own.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. My one-year-old boy!

  2. I love taking pictures of my many pets, nature, and my family. I could sure use a nice camera like this.

  3. Love taking pictures of my kids and our pets the most!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. I’d love to be able to take photos that turn out better than my point and shoot. Especially of the kids and their active activities. Oh how wonderful it would be!

  6. I own a p&s camera and planning to upgrade to a dslr and if I win this it will be a fantastic Christmas and a new year for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Great giveaway! Have a Merry Christmas!’

  8. Have a small obsession with photography – would LOVE to win this camera! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  9. I like take pictures of food for my food blog. I would like to get a better camera. The point and shoot is ok, but i think the better camera would help.

  10. My two girls. I love to take pictures when they are doing something together..baking cookies playing a game etc.

  11. I love taking pictures of my family and winter weather.

  12. What a gift THIS would be!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Merry Christmas!

  13. I love taking pictures of my children the best!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Awesome giveaway! I love capturibg memories that will last a lifetime!

  15. I have been dreaming of a new camera for a while now!! I am a new mother and find myself taking pictures on my phone that are less that amazing.. I would tote this baby everywhere with me!! Pics of my family would be the first thing I would take!

  16. I love taking pictures of my 22 month old little boy. He is my world!

  17. I love taking photos of my son.

  18. Love the cupcake recipies I will make them today! Great Blog ,,, my first time here

  19. I love taking photos of everthing! Now with DSLRs you can have a digital scrap book of life! I love taking photos of my dogs, kids , family, I even take photos of my 3 year olds clothes and shoes before i give them away to preserve my memories of my faves! I take photos of everything! The digital age is great!

  20. i love taking pictures of people i love and places i visit.

  21. I love taking pictures of my doggies. I just love animals! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  22. I take the most pictures of my kids – 10,000 in the last 3 years!

  23. What a terrific giveaway. Happy holidays! 🙂

  24. I love sharing pictures with my family.

  25. This would be AWESOME to win! Thanks for giving me the opportunity.I’m crossing my fingers, my toes, and my eyes hoping I’ll get picked!

  26. I would love to win this prize. Merry Christmas to all!

  27. whoopsie forgot to tell what I love taking pictures of. I love taking pictures of my grandkids, I also love taking photos outdoors! I try to take photos of jewelry but am not very successful…I’m sure this camera would do the trick!

  28. I love to take photos of my baby cousins (so cute!), animals large and small, and my awesome neighborhood! It would be GREAT to have a new camera to do this with!

  29. I love taking pictures of my crafting and baking exploits!

  30. I love taking pics of my kids!

  31. I love taking pictures of the family and for that matter anything that catches my fancy

  32. I would love a great camera like this to take pictures of my grandkids and kids. I love your blog. Merry Christmas!

  33. I love taking pictures of my family and of food!

  34. I love taking pictures of nature

  35. I love taking photos of my family and friends! I would love to do photography full time, but just haven’t mustered up the courage to do it… I think winning this camera my SHOVE me in that direction! 🙂

  36. Oh and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  37. I hate to be that girl, but my favorite thing to take pictures of is my dog. I try to keep myself from sharing too many via social media, however. 🙂

  38. What a wonderful camera! I would take pictures of my family & landscapes.

  39. I enjoy taking photos of my family the best!

  40. I love taking pictures of architecture, animals, and friends 🙂 thanks for the chance to win… merry Christmas!

  41. I love taking pictures of my horses.

  42. Just stumbled upon your website and can’t wait to spend more time here! Thanks for the chance to win the camera!

  43. I love taking pictures of my child most!

  44. This is a hard one for me because I LOVE taking pictures of lots of different things. I am a professional photographer & in my business my favorite subjects are High School Seniors & Newborn babies. I’m also a seamstress & I love taking pictures of all of the fun projects that I create. Overall, I would have to say my absolute favorite subject is my children. I have six children and they are in many different activities: soccer (club & school), marching band, concert band, choir, 5th grade band, cross country, cub scouts & boy scouts, etc. I love to capture the moments of my children’s lives that show who they are now & the things that are forming the people they will become.

  45. I love taking pictures of my grand kids.

  46. Congrats to Karen M.!

  47. Congrats to Karen – Wonderful give-away!

    Happy New Year!

  48. I would love this camera to jump start me into making better youtube videos and start blogging 🙂

  49. Hi, I got 650d with 18-55mm kit lens. I am not able to take my 4 yr old son, its very difficult to hold him for a second, always moves. Don’t know how capture his pictures. I tried putting the camera in fast mode but it there is no clarity in the picture, it comes same as we take with point and shoot camera. Having DSLR I should take much better pictures but how? I need to buy costly lens right? but again budget.. please advice me


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