About Me

Nathaniel Crawford

Photographer • Videographer • Creative

a b o u t   n a t h a n i e l

My name is Nathaniel, a Chicago-based a commercial food, product & lifestyle photographer/videographer, iced chai aficionado, learned home baker & person who stutters.  

At the age of 18, I fell in love with the art of cooking/baking. At 19, I discovered a passion for photography. Six months later, while working through my undergrad, I started my business and blog TermiNatetor Kitchen.


In 2018, I had outgrew the blog and wanted to rebrand as a full-fledge photo and video company, and Captures By TK Photo & Film was born. Today, I strive to capture moments through the lens of food, travel, and hospitality. 

I have worked with numerous brands including Eggland's Best Eggs, Aberlour Scotch Whiskey, Aunt Millie's Bread, Colavita Olive Oil, & La Colombe Coffee.  

Using the platform as a culture guide, I give my viewers a behind-the-scenes look into my daily life, travels, cultural finds, and current projects. 



The 13 Best Chicago Food Photographers // Peerspace.com

The 11 Best Lifestyle Photographers in Chicago // Peerspace.com

Fine Art Photography - Semifinalist //  Adobe Design Achievement Awards


​Top 10 Still Life Photography Blogs (#3) // Feedspot.com

Top 50 Food Photography Blogs (#20) // Feedspot.com 

Top 20 Image Class & Member Selection Award // Viewbug.com




Aunt Millie's Bread

Bob's Red Mill


The Bruery®

The Butter Book

Califia Farms


Carapelli Olive Oil

Clabber Girl

Colavita Olive Oil

Eggland's Best Eggs

Flora Healthy

The French Pastry School

Fresh Cravings Salsa

Godiva Chocolate

Halo Top

Hayet Rida LLC

Hodgson Mill

La Brea Bakery

La Colombe

Lean Cuisine


Nestle Toll House

Powell & Mahoney

Princeton Popcorn

RSP Nutrition

Schmidt Brothers Cutlery


Sisterly Drinkware

St Pierre Bakery US

Tasty Bite

The Republic of Tea


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