About Me
Nathaniel Crawford

Photographer • Videographer • Creative
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My name is Nathaniel, an award-winning Chicago + Milwaukee-based 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 food blog called TermiNatetor Kitchen.

After graduating college and moving to Chicago, I was tired of blogging and wanted to rebrand as a full-fledge photo and video company. So, in early 2019, I launched Captures By TK Photo & Film. 

Today, I work and collaborate with my clients to capture delicious moments through the lens of food, travel, and hospitality. 


With an additional 5 years of marketing experience under my belt,  I have a deep passion and understanding of creative content and how it can be best implemented across an omni-channel strategy.


Ready to dig in? 



75 Collection Winner // Foodelia International Food Photography Awards

Top 10 Food Photographers in Chicago // Giggster.com

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




Alpha Foods

Aspire Drinkware

Aunt Millie's Bread


Billdr Magazine

Bob's Red Mill


Butter of Europe

Califia Farms


Carapelli Olive Oil


Clabber Girl

Clique Hospitality

Colavita Olive Oil

De Buyer

Eggland's Best Eggs

First Hospitality

Flora Healthy

Fresh Cravings Salsa

Fulfil Nutrition US

Godiva Chocolate

Halo Top

Hayet Rida LLC

Hodgson Mill

Jessica’s Dessert Studio

La Brea Bakery

La Colombe Coffee

Lean Cuisine

MACliciouS Candles 


Michigan Shores Club

Mo Lit Candles

Nestle Toll House

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Pompeian Olive Oil 

Powell & Mahoney

Princeton Popcorn Co.

Robert Mondavi Private Selection 

RSP Nutrition

Schmidt Brothers Cutlery


Sisterly Drinkware

Spensley Farms

St Pierre Bakery US

Sterling Bay

Tasty Bite


The Bruery®

The Butter Book

The French Pastry School

The Republic of Tea

The Spice House

Thrive Market



Victoria Cast Iron

Visit Galena


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