Struggle: do you always have to show your best work?

As a photographer you do feel the pressure to only show your best work. It probably looks better on your Instagram timeline, you'll get a desirable amount of likes and you'll feel good + proud about your work so, yes! But.. Is your best work actually your best work?

Tastes differ and as a portrait photographer one of the ways I notice this is a few days after I deliver my clients' gallery. They change their profile photo.. and sometimes pick the photo you wouldn't have picked for them. My philosophy? As a photographer you see a new face, a new personality whereas your client sees their face every. single. day. They'll favour different photos than you.