How local food and travel photographer, Melissa Delport turned the dream of writing her own cookbook into a reality, with the Orms Maker Series.
As you know the Orms Maker Series teamed up with local food and travel photographer, Melissa Delport this month. Melissa took our Orms Instagram account on an amazing little food adventure. Our OrmsTV team joined her at a local market to chat about her passion for food and photography and to top it off, Melissa designed a beautiful recipe book with our free Create & Print Software that is sure to inspire. Let’s see what she created…
Printing Your Own Recipe Book
It all began with an idea. The idea of creating something that would inspire others to create for themselves. That’s how my personal Orms photo book journey began.
I’ve always wanted to do a cookbook. From as far back as I can remember, since around the time I learnt to read a recipe, there has been an overwhelming personal desire to contribute to the process of cooking in some way. What better way to test the waters than with the exciting photo book products offered by Orms.
The free Create & Print Software is amazing and easy to use. All you have to do is download it from the Orms Print Room & Framing website and build your book step by step! I chose the A4 portrait standard hardcover book with a leatherette finish and gold embossing (because every girl loves a little glitter.)
You can capture your memories better than you ever could with dusty photo albums and since it’s more tangible than social media, I’ll admit, it brings back a feeling of sentimentality. Call me old fashioned, but I might just be hooked!
The cookbook is filled with 10 recipes. I chose to collaborate with a friend of mine, Nikita Stallbom. She is a health coach and yoga instructor who I respect immensely. With our powers combined (insert quirky captain planet quote here) we have produced 10 Buddha bowls that will blow your perception of healthy eating right out of the water!
It has been such an exciting journey to see my work become a hardcover book that I can gift to my nearest and dearest. I highly recommend that the next time you want to give the gift of memories or simply create your own keepsakes, these photo books are the way to go.
Watch this space for where you will be able to buy your very own copy of the cookbook, Happiness Is.
A very apt title.
If you are not familiar with the Orms Maker Series, our mission is simple – to spread inspiration. No one knows for sure where inspiration comes from. All we can be sure of is that it exists. Some of us chase it; others have enough of it for all of us combined. It’s just one of those things. You know it when it hits you, and when it does, you have to act. You have to bake, paint, capture – you have to create.
So our big idea with the Orms Maker Series, to inspire creativity through beautiful photos of the creative process. Over the coming months, we will be collaborating with local photographers, designers and creatives to showcase a variety of inspirational projects. Stay tuned, we’ve got so much more coming your way!