I was part of the photographic imaging industry for almost 15 years. I'm associated with quite a few photographers and designers. From fashion photographers to wedding photographers, they all have websites. A portfolio of work, accessible through a web address, that their clients and potential clients can easily access to review their work.
It's a great idea.
The whole portfolio isn't always promoted. A sampling, just enough to pique a potential client's interest, to seduce them into agreeing