About Me

Nathaniel Crawford

Photographer • Videographer • Creative

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My name is Nathaniel, a Chicago + Milwaukee-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, with my partner/food stylist, Justen, 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. 



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



Aunt Millie's Bread
Bob's Red Mill
Butter of Europe
Califia Farms
Carapelli Olive Oil
Clabber Girl
Colavita Olive Oil
De Buyer
Eggland's Best Eggs
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 
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
Tasty Bite
The Bruery®
The Butter Book
The French Pastry School
The Republic of Tea
The Spice House

Victoria Cast Iron

Visit Galena


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