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Barkitecture 2019

  • The Belmont 305 West 6th Street Austin, TX (map)



ZilkerBark is joining BARKITECTURE to bring you a very spooky Halloween portrait experience.

BARKITECTURE’s annual fundraising event is Sunday the 27th.  ZilkerBark will be participating in the Preview Party that takes place at the Belmont on Friday October the 25th.

The photo experience:

Bring your dog, we’ll provide the costumes!

Our vision for this portrait experience is an opportunity to beautifully profile your dog in an adorable Halloween costume.  There will be a variety of costumes to choose from at the event, but if you prefer to bring your own, you’re absolutely welcome to!  You dog will be photographed against a seamless thunder grey backdrop for dramatic effect.  

Each dog portrait spot is $50 (in addition to the purchase of the ticket to the event) and includes one final full resolution image for your printing needs.  Additional images are $30 and will be available after the event. Online reservations are encouraged.


  • Friday, October 25

  • Portrait slots between 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • The Belmont: 305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

  • Portrait spots are an add-on for the event.  A ticket to the event is $30


The event is $30 to attend and tickets can be purchased through eventbrite.  During checkout, you’ll be able to purchase a dog portrait spot through the eventbrite event page. 

  • Portrait spots require a $40 donation.

  • Each dog will have between three to seven minutes on "stage." This is plenty of time to get a few great shots of your dog!

  • We will photograph one dog per portrait spot, so if you have multiple dogs you must purchase multiple spots. 

  • You will receive a link to download your photo within 48 hours.



How much is a portrait and what will we get for it?

Book your portrait slot for $40, which will benefit several local animal non-profits. Your dog will have a few minutes to grab the perfect shot. Each purchase will include a digital file for you to download. 

Can I be in the photo with my dog?

Based on set size capacity, to keep the line moving smoothly, and to minimize disruption on the set, the photos will focus on one (1) dog.

Can I bring a pet that is not a dog?

Of course! Keep in mind that there will be MANY dogs around. It is probably not the best environment for a cat, but we have done a beautiful pig portrait in the past!

Can I have more than one dog in a photo?

The photo set will not accompany more than one (1) dog. One (1) dog per photo.

How and when will I receive the photo of my dog?

Photos will be sent 48 hours after the event to the email that you signed up with. Photos will be available for digital download. We’d love for you to tag @zilkerbark and @barkitectureatx.

Where can I park?

Their is street and garage parking near the venue.

How can I make sure we capture the best photo of my dog?

GREAT QUESTION, and thank you for asking!

Practice "sit" and "stay" in a busy environment. Exercise your dog(s) before you come. Arrive early to allow your dog to become comfortable with the environment. 

Lastly, and most importantly, please do not jeopardize the experience of others by bringing a reactive dog. If a dog exhibits aggressive behavior, we will have to ask the owner and dog to leave for the safety of others. We are VERY well versed in the ways of the dog and want to make sure your dog's experience is a success!

How can I have a great time?

Come excited! Be patient. And most importantly, be responsible for your pet. This means keeping your dog on leash, being prepared with poop bags and being respectful of those around you. Please do not let your dog's behavior impact the experience of others.


50% of all portrait proceeds will go to benefit the following organizations: 

Earlier Event: October 20
**SOLD OUT** Pup Photoshoot @ High Note