The Truffle Journal is the creative outlet for Melissa Delport. As a Photographer, Cook book Author, Private Chef and Holistic Health Coach; this platform serves as a visual feast of all her passions.



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As a Holistic Health Coach Melissa co-hosts retreats, works as a health coach and shares tips on the blog for healthy living.

Photography that captures the essence


As a professional Photographer Melissa works with a variety of clients and brands. Her work has been featured in Women’s Health to House and Leisure. Not only working as a food photographer but as a lifestyle photographer capturing people, places, spaces and more!


Food Photography
Bali Portrait
Bali Rice Fields

Food Styling


Melissa works as a food stylist creating beautiful imagery with well thought out composition and perfect colour use. Working in both the commercial and advertising industry creating mouth watering images for her clients. Melissa also works with restaurants as well as boutique clients that require tailor made imagery and content.


Buddha bowls
smoothie bowls



WHOLE – Bowl Food for Balance is all about healing your relationship with food. Food is not the enemy and neither is your body. Taking the time to get to know your body, treating it with respect and nourishing it with real fresh food is the single most important thing you can do for yourself. Eating mindfully, cutting out processed foods and embracing the foods that fuel you and leave you feeling energised are all part of the journey to finding happiness with food. The nearly 90 recipes included in this book are packed with nourishment, providing healthy, balanced and easy meals in a bowl. Many of the recipes are vegan or vegetarian, or can easily be adapted to suit either lifestyle choice. But there is plenty for the meat-eater too.


curry soup
duck ramen bowl
paradise fruit plate - whole bowl food for balance
vegan chocolate tart
Whole - bowl food for balance cookbook

Interior Photography


Photographing elegant spaces and places both locally and abroad on her travels. Melissa shares beautiful spaces and design through her images. Fortunate enough to see some of the worlds most thought out hotels and restaurants Melissa captures not only the space but the experience.


idioms wine estate
chiang mai hotel
Pels Post Kruger Park
oasis spa Chiang mai
137 pillars Chiang Mai

Portrait and Lifestyle photography


With a history of fashion/lifestyle photography Melissa photographs people on her travels capturing their individual stories in authentic settings through powerful portraits. The focus is more on the human spirit and less on perfection. She works on commercial as well as advertising campaigns both locally and abroad.


Chiang Mai market thailand
hill tribe man portrait Thailand
Old Women portrait Bali Ubud
Ubud market portrait

When last did you do something for you? Are you tired of feeling disconnected from you health? Battling hormonal or weight issues? Don’t worry - you have come to the right place. Melissa works as a Health Coach and is available for consultation, cooking workshops, mindful eating talks and works as a private chef on retreats. Should you require a quotation visit the contact page. If you want to find our more about health coaching, contact Melissa to set up a consult. Changing your life starts with the first step.