About


Photo by Alissa Greene

Hello, friend!

My name is Nathaniel. I’m a 19 20 21-year-old food photographer and blogger. From the cornfield jungle of Central Illinois, I’m a lover of sunsets, bonfires, and warm apple pie. Every recipe tested, photo taken, and word written comes from the “test kitchen” that is my one-bedroom apartment. It's really quite a lovely abode. 

I started the blog on January 3rd, 2015 and it has been a crazy ride ever since. I have learned SO MUCH about food, photography, and blogging. I love the rustic and aged. I'm inspired by the contrasts of light and shadows (gotta love those shadows). When I’m not obsessing about food or geeky camera facts, I can be found walking through the woods (with my camera in hand!) or watching an excessive amount of YouTube videos.



My Camera 

 I currently shot (as of 2.11.16) with a Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a 18-55mm & 55mm f/1.8 lens

 I had previous shot with the Canon PowerShot SX50 (for over 2 years!) 


Mixed Berry Tart with Ginger Beer & Whipped Chamomile Cream

How often do you post? 

*sighs* I post as often as I can. With school, work, and client work on the side, I unable to spend full-time on the blog as I would like to. My goal is once every week (fingers-crossed!). 

If I fail to get a post up, you can find me actively pursing (and sometimes failing at that too!) a consist schedule on my Instagram. 


Iron Skillet Orange Glazed Honey Buns


My Work

TermiNatetor Kitchen, in a phrase, is a Southern Gothic meets Martha Stewart food blog. Through my recipes, photography, and writings, I want to tell a story and create an emotion. My style is a balance between shadow and light. White and black, bright and low-lit. I find peace in the dark and warmth from the light. 


What is ‘stuttering’?

Fun fact, I'm a person who stutters! Stuttering is a speech disability that inhibits the natural flow of speech (called disfluency). I was diagnosed with stuttering when I was five years old. I’m part of the 1% of adults who stutter. Through food blogging, I have been able to begin to start the journey of self-acceptance and how to find my voice.

Deep Dish Lemon Meringue Cream Pie

Why the name TermiNatetor Kitchen?

The name started as a nickname I had from my first job as a cashier in my towns’ local grocery store. The owner of the store would always call me “NateDawg”, “Nater the Hater”, “Nater-Tater”, and “TermiNatetor”. When thinking of potential blog names, TermiNatetor persistently stood out in my mind, so I used it. The rest is history.

Dates to Remember 

Started Cooking - June 2013 

Started Photographing - May 2014 

Launched the blog - January 2015 

My very first post

Launched  'TermiNatetor Photography' - June 2016 



Have any questions?

I would love to hear from you. Message me at [email protected]
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