You've got to be wondering why it can take four weeks to post photos from an event. Let me explain.
One option is to post all the photos that aren't complete dreck, directly as they came out of the camera. Then, when a client is ready to order, you adjust the color, crop, balance and tweak the photo to produce the best possible photo and print. Here's why I don't do that:
a) I'm asking you to "imagine" what a "color corrected" photo will look like. This isn't fair to you. How do you know if I'll be able to find eyes under that black blob? What, exactly, is "color corrected"? I end up discarding a number of photos that looked okay on first pass, but it turns out that, on closer inspection, something's not right. Maybe it's not 100% in focus. Maybe when I lighten up the blacks, the dog's white ears blow out (lose all detail). Maybe it's too dark to save. I just don't know until I look at it. I would hate to have to tell you that I can't get a good print out of a photo you liked. That still happens, occasionally, what with the differences in monitors (backlit) and paper (not so much), but the rate would go up.
b) I'm putting out work that doesn't really represent what I do - my goal is to get you a picture you are proud of. You and your dog worked hard to get to the event - the least I can do is put forth my best.
c) It backloads the wait, meaning you end up waiting longer after you've paid me. What if you place an order right when I'm dealing with Life Unscripted? Currently, the photos are set to either go to the printer automagically, or for some galleries that need it, there's a 2 day hold for me to switch the photo from "what looks good on a monitor" to "what will print better." (Mostly the shots in extremely challenging lighting, where what's going to make a decent print will look washed out and odd on your backlight shiny flat screen monitor.) But that's a very minor, quick thing.
d) I take often take Pretty Good photos to Great, and Great photos to Wow, with just little cropping/recomposition. While a really fabulous photo will stand by itself without those tweaks, you might overlook one that could be really good if I just get my little paws on it.
If you look at the statistics for an event, I may post upwards of 3000 photos from a weekend. I looked at every.single.one of them. Yes, some will never get ordered, but those galleries stand as my portfolio, and I'm proud of it. I hope you find at least one photo that makes you say, "Wow. That's my dog."