the IMPACT book
Give the ultimate gift, and show them how much they matter to the world around them.
Drinkware with a message
Remind them they matter.
Apparel with intention.
Tell people they matter without saying a word.
Cards for all the things.
Cards designed for the purpose of telling people they matter.
YOU MATTER. portraits
You don't need a big life event to have your portraits taken... your story is worth documenting right where you are.
We're here to help you break the silence.
IT'S TIME TO TELL PEOPLE THEY MATTER.
How we came to be:
the IMPACT book®
It all started when Jenny had an idea to show her hubby, Joel, how much he mattered to the world around him. She reached out to everyone she could and asked them what their favorite memory was with Joel, how he'd impacted their life, and how he'd helped them. She put all the answers together in a book and gave it to him for his birthday... and the IMPACT book...
The IMPACT book is one of the best gifts you'll ever give. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what a few people have said about their experience:
"It’s funny how you sometimes feel like you’re ‘just’ in the background most of your life, no one ‘important.’ I knew my family loved me, I never questioned that, but when you start reading their thoughts on things that have happened or how they felt about certain memories... it changes the way you think about yourself. I’m not ‘just’ in the background and I am important! I may not be important in the world, but I am important to those who mean the world to me. This book blessed me and continues to bless me, each time I pick it up. Impact Book...it’s an amazing way to remind your loved ones just how much they are loved and to keep some wonderful memories alive.”
"I ordered an impact book for my best friend for her 18th birthday. [We] have been friends since elementary school and she means a lot to me. [She] is someone who I know has made an impact on so many different people she has crossed paths with, but I didn’t think she knew that about herself. I knew about IMPACT book for a long time, but I happened to stumble across a post about three weeks from [her] birthday. I looked into it a little more and knew that’s what I wanted to give her. With the help of her mom, I got people from all of the stages of her life. If you are on the edge about getting a book for someone, do it!! Seeing their reaction is my favorite thing. It’s my favorite gift I’ve ever given."
“She gives a lot of herself to so many and receives much joy in supporting others to shine. As long as I have known her I have enjoyed watching her when she looks through our family pictures - she has a radiant beautiful smile while she relives the moments with her loved ones. The Impact book was a way of giving back to her our sincere appreciation for the love and joy she has brought to all of us she has loving touched and the difference she has made in doing so. She has sincerely loved us and the book was a way to express how we love and cherish her. I was quite unexpectantly overwhelmed by her powerful response. She was emotionally overwhelmed and at a loss for words. She loved the gift. Her response went beyond what I was hoping for.”
"As soon as I saw the book in front of my eyes, I immediately started crying (because it wasn't wrapped haha). I knew what this meant, and I knew what would be inside. At first I felt so loved and known. This is hands down the best gift I have ever received. I felt like it was more than a gift from just [my best friend]. It was a gift from my people, sharing how I’ve impacted them, and that just means the world to me knowing that I have ACTUALLY had an impact on people, of all ages. There are some of my Wyldlife girls in there, some of MY YoungLife leaders, and my family. Being only 18, I often feel like I’m not leaving an impact on the people I encounter, and this just honestly made me realize I am. Every time I read it now, I bawl my eyes out. It’s so touching reading the words my people said, and to realize that even though I’m only 18, I am leaving at least a little bit of an impact on this earth."
We want to change the reason people get their photos done
YOU MATTER. portraits
YOU MATTER. portraits are a way to show people they themselves—just as they are—matter, they are seen, and their story is worth documenting right where they’re at, even when they don't have a big milestone, life event, or changing family to book a session for.