It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a super dad! And in Chicago we have lots of them. Meet 10 local dads that are special in more ways than one. Whether baking cookies, advocating for families, inspiring scientific minds or making strides in medicine, these fathers are huggable heroes that balance their careers, their families and maybe even a superpower or two. Flip through our album to meet them.

The Photographer to Know: Thomas Kubik

If you’ve ever wanted adorable pics of your family, you probably know Tom of TK Photography. He and his wife, Tiana, captain a team of five photographers who capture unforgettable moments with newborns, infants, children and families. In 2009, Tom made the transition from architect to family photographer, and shoots for a variety of influential folks, including Bump Club & Beyond. We can’t forget Tom’s pint-sized assistant, son Griff (2.5). When this Lincoln Square dad isn’t in the studio it’s all about chowing down on sushi from Miku and hanging out in Welles Park with Griff.

Do you know a dad that should have made our list? Let us know in the Comments!

— Natasha Davis