Singaporean wedding photographer Annabel Law has overcome all odds to be where she is now. She has her own company Annabel Law Productions, but the journey hasn’t been easy for the 26-year-old.
She doesn’t have PSLE, O-Level or A-Level qualifications. Instead, she was educated through an American syllabus because she was home-schooled—a decision her parents made after she was diagnosed with hyperactivity, which made it hard for her to keep up with schoolwork and eventually led her to have suicidal thoughts. She said, “Missing out on going to secondary school and not even having that experience was something I used to desire.”
At 18, she experienced a turning point in her life: she found her passion in wedding photography while she was an intern to a professional photographer. She said, “My photography mentor Chong Jun Liang who works in The Straits Times taught me everything he knew about photography and has been my constant support all these years.”