Sexy Science behind high heels in photography. Copyright Mark Laurie -, Calgary

Image of woman in high heels and bikini. Copyright Mark Laurie -, CalgaryThere’s just something about high heels. We love them for our boudoir photo shoots. They make for a beautiful line in photos and for great fun in our Harley shots. High heels make women feel powerful and sexy and make men swoon with desire. But how can 1.5-3 inches do all this? Well, there is some science behind it, according to Jena Pincott, author of “Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?”

“Heels force your pelvis to tilt so that both your rear end and chest stick out.” One study in her book showed that leg lengths 5 percent longer than average are the most attractive, so for most women, a 1.5- to 3-inch heel would create the ideal leg length. Pincott believes that “this attraction might be evolutionary, because long legs are associated with better long-term health, which would appeal to a mate,” says Pincott. “Plus, much like a peacock flaunts his feathers, which are really quite heavy and a nuisance, a woman teetering in heels can show off her fitness and coordination.”

Don’t believe the science? Right now go to your closet and put on your highest pair of heels. Then run to the mirror and check out your legs and behind. What do you see? A little more definition in your calves, right? An instant bum lift? Now ask yourself how do you feel? Well, probably a little silly but also pretty darn sexy.

So don’t forget to pack your favourite pair of heels for your Inner Spirit session!

Posted by: Mark Laurie

World-renown photoartist Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography specializes in Female Portraiture: nudes, boudoir, prenatal & fine art. His empowering images of women reveal their heart & soul.