My Sunday Photo- Hot Air Balloon

My Sunday Photo

What is my Sunday Photo?

You might notice a change of direction for my blog from here on in.

Before I set up my business in 2014 I wrote a parenting blog called Twins Tiaras and Tantrums and it was this initial blog that got me back into photography.

My blog was all about my single parenting journey with my twins and ended up being quite popular.

I bought my first DSLR to take better photos of my kids for the blog. It went well and I started doing some courses.

Once I felt I was good enough I set up Wildgoose Photographics and the rest is history.

Unfortunately, once my business took off I didn’t have enough time to do everything and the blog was the first thing to go.

I did miss the blogging community and have decided now things are all running smoothly; I’d quite like to go back to doing a bit more blogging.

However, although I LOVE my job, I do find writing about photography ALL the time quite tedious, so I have decided to combine my two passions, parenting and photography together.

So I guess more of a lifestyle blog.

One of the things I used to enjoy is linking up to linkys like My Sunday Photo and Silent Sunday.

For anyone not sure what this is, I link up my favourite photo of the week to a blog linky, so people that wouldn’t necessarily see my work, do so.

It is a good way to interact with other bloggers and also gain inspiration from their work too.

For all my lovely clients it will give you more of an insight into who I am and what I love. You will get to see some personal photos and posts, instead of me just blogging about work.

You will also have the opportunity to interact, leave comments and follow me if you so wish.

So here is My Sunday Photo, zoomed in and taken on my iPhone 7+ an amazing phone with a half decent camera, which is why I chose it.

This hot air balloon flew right over our house the other day. We have lived here 10 years and I have never seen one this way in all of that time.

You can imagine the kids delight and I’m pretty sure the people inside were waving back at us 🙂

Hot Air Balloon Towcester

Outdoor Family Photography in Northampton


  1. John Adams July 29, 2018 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Lovely to see you back on the blogging scene and how exciting! great capture of a hot air balloon by the way. Love the colours, #mysundayphoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Hi John

      Thank you, I look forward to maybe catching up with a few of you next year at some of the conferences 🙂

  2. Victoria Welton July 29, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I’m so glad you are back Lisa – and I am a few years behind you but totally with you on the photography turning into a business. You are one of my inspirations. Great shot s always and I am looking forward to seeing more from you on the blog front.

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Ahhh bless you. You know where I am if you need any advice xx

  3. Darren Coleshill July 29, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Beautiful capture, I’ve hardly seen any hot air balloons. You used to see them all the time in the Summer

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      We rarely see them here. We couldn’t believe this one went right over our house :-O

  4. Anne July 29, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    How wonderful to see a hot air balloon so close to home. I’d have had to take a photo too.

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      I use to see loads when I was a kid. I wonder if there isn’t so many around now?!?

  5. Fiona Cambouropoulos July 29, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

    wow that’s an amazing phone photo. Very impressive.

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks you Fiona. Would of been better had I got my camera and 200mm out, but couldn’t be bothered lol 🙂

  6. Carol July 29, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Great shot!

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Debbie July 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Lisa, what an apt photo for your post! There’s nothing wrong with mixing it up a bit, it keeps things interesting. Those iPhones do take good photos!


    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Ahhh thanks Debbie, that’s good to know. I wasn’t sure whether mixing business with pleasure was the done thing. But I will see how it all goes 🙂 xx

  8. MotherGeek July 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Amazing photo! #MySundayPhoto Glad to hear you’re coming back to doing more real life blogging too. 🙂

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      Aww thank you, hope to see some of you again at meet ups and events 🙂

  9. GirlsGospel July 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photo! We had one go over our house last Summer. First and only one we’ve seen in 11 years! #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose July 29, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      They are quite uncommon these days, when I was little there seemed to by many more x

  10. Paul October 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I can assure you we were waving back at you ;o)

    Great photo by the way

    Paul (the pilot of the balloon)

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 1, 2018 at 8:21 pm - Reply

      WOW, I can’t believe you actually found this photo on my blog 😮 That’s amazing and next time we will wave a little harder 🙂

  11. Paul October 2, 2018 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Haha funnily enough I saw loads of people taking photos as we flew over (we had taken off from Silverstone) I just did a little google to see if anyone had posted any

  12. Paul October 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    By the way did you get any other nice shots? We eventually landed in the school (Sponne?) on the last day of term which went down well! We always come and fly from the circuit during the Classic weekend so will be back next July, you never know if the wind is right we may be back! Happy to take you flying if you want some arial photos!

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 6, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Paul
      I told my kids you had messaged me and they were thrilled. They did suggest we go up in one, but I did remind them that my two greatest fears were heights and fire (fire has always been an actual phobia of mine.) They did laugh!. But thank you for the offer and we will keep our fingers crossed that the wind is good to us and if you give us a heads up I’ll get my camera out and see what I can get 😉 I will email you what I have from this year, only iPhone photos but happy to share 🙂

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