作者：北美考试教学中心 托福写作组 叶建萍
Is it important to record the entire wedding ceremony or take graduation photos by telephones? As for me, the answer is positive since these videos or pictures will capture the most beautiful moment in our lives, and are unforgettable gifts to our beloved ones .
When it comes to wedding, the videos or photos taken in this day are important to the newly married couples because these will not only capture their precious memories but also tell a story of their special day, a day they will never forget. After the wedding, they can show these videos or pictures to their friends, family, kids or even grandchildren. Conversely if they are reluctant to take photographs and videos, they will have nothing to treasure for ever. For example, when my older sister, Jane, got married last year, from my perspective, I took many videos and pictures by my smartphone in these special moments, such as the bride’s arrival, wedding vows, ring exchanges. After the wedding, she thanks for what I have done and is always proud to display these wedding albums to us and her children. It is at the moment that I come to realize the importance of taking videos or photos in wedding.
As for college graduation, graduation photo shoot is a great way to showcase our achievement and a thank you gift to our parents. To be specific, taking graduation pictures or video will remind us of our school days, say all of those late night studying, stressing over grades, internship and presentations, as well as doing hard work to earn the degree. Nothing is better than to reward ourselves through professional photos or videos that showcase our achievements. Speaking of family members, our photos will be a great gift and reward for them because they have done so much for us over the years. Thanks to their support financially and mentally, we summon up courage to cope with the toughest subjects of the semester, complete our study and get ready to move onto the next chapter of our lives. For example, yesterday, I was clearing out my bookshelf and found a few of my graduation photos. You won’t believe the gush of emotions that passed me, which was great! Then I realized how grateful I feel towards my parents’ unconditioned love.
Even though some people prefer to get fully involved in these big events, for the fear that documenting these memories by telephones will distract their attention from the wedding or graduation, it is unfair to the newly wedded couple and family members as it is once in a lifetime opportunity for them. Therefore, documenting the special day is a must-have thing.