New York Times Vows: Molly Palmer and Lee Cowan
Molly Palmer and Lee Cowan married each other at St. Albanâs Parish in Washington D.C. Saturday, April 14, 2012. Passing cars honk and congratulate the couple while posing for portraits in front of their wedding car, a classic Bentley from the 1960's. Molly Palmer, 29, and Lee Cowan, 46, were colleagues at NBC News, but it wasn't until The Balloon Boy story coverage in 2009 that their romance sparked.
This wedding I shot for The New York Times Vows section was a pretty cool. It was filled to the brim with media people. Being a journalist, I found this paragraph from WILL STOREY’s story particularly interesting:
“Among the things that initially propelled Ms. Palmer’s and Mr. Cowan’s relationship was that ‘we both get this crazy job that we do,’ Mr. Cowan said. ‘It’s hard, I think, for some people who don’t do this job, when you say you’re going to be home at 5 o’clock at night for dinner, and then not only are you not home at 5, but you’re actually on a plane and you might not be home for four days.’”
It reminds me of something my former coworker Sherri DiBarri used to said once, “You know? One of the great things about being married to another photographer is that I can tell him I’ll be home in about 20 minutes, and he knows I’m probably lying.”
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Mother of the bride Nancy Palmer, left, helps flower girl sisters Jayden Nassar, 6, middle, and Parker Nassar, 4, right, with their flowers moments before Molly Spencer Palmer, background right, marries Lee Cowan at St. Albanâs Parish in Washington D.C. Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Rev. Margot D. Critchfield, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony.
Lee kissed the bride.
The two watch as ceremony attendees leave for the reception so they can have their wedding portraits made.
The couple walk in the neighboring National Cathedral's Bishop's Garden to have their portraits made in-between ceremony and reception.
Lead wedding photographer Geoff Chesman, middle right, plans the family portrait session with groom Lee Cowan, middle left, at the reception held at the Chevy Chase Club in Washington D.C. Saturday, April 14, 2012. Bride Molly Spencer Palmer, left, talks with her sister Hope Palmer. Lee's father, Dr. Leland Cowan, far right, stands with his wife Constance Cowan (obscured, in wheelchair), while secondary wedding photographer Kristian Thacker carries a chair for Constance to sit in.
Molly Palmer and Lee Cowan, middle, have a moment, in between family portraits
Molly Spencer Palmer and Lee Cowan laugh during a humorous speech told by one of Lee's best men Mark Hudspeth retells the couple's romantic origins sparked during the Balloon Boy coverage in 2009.
Molly Palmer and Lee Cowan's first dance.
Molly dancing with her dad, John Palmer, was a White House correspondent for NBC News and a news anchor for “Today.”
Celebrities in attendance! Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan and his wife NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell talk with groom Lee Cowan.
Lee Cowan and Molly Palmer kiss after cutting their cake.
Sparklers light the exit.
Just a funny moment at the Bentley.