About Me

Nathaniel Crawford

Photographer • Videographer • Marketer • Creative

a b o u t   n a t h a n i e l

My name is Nathaniel, a Chicago-based creative professional, iced chai aficionado, learned home baker & person who stutters.  I'm a commercial food, product & lifestyle photographer/videographer and freelance marketing manager. 

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. 

a w a r d s  &  f e a t u r e s

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

P R E S S 



Aunt Millie's Bread

Bob's Red Mill


Califia Farms


Carapelli Olive Oil

Clabber Girl

Colavita Olive Oil

Eggland's Best Eggs

Flora Healthy

Fresh Cravings Salsa

Godiva Chocolate

Halo Top

Hayet Rida LLC

Hodgson Mill

La Brea Bakery

La Colombe

Lean Cuisine


Nestle Toll House

Powell & Mahoney

RSP Nutrition

Schmidt Brothers Cutlery


St Pierre Bakery US

Tasty Bite

The Butter Book

The Republic of Tea

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