BASED IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO (originally from Australia + Canada)

Amanda & Mike Chopiany - Dreambella Photography

Hi, I’m Amanda, a Professional Wedding + Portrait Photographer + Aussie based in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with the love-of-my-life-best-friend + Canadian hubby, Michael (aka Miguel) (who has a secret obsession with all things Spiderman shhhh!) + also happens to be my 2nd Photographer + sleep walking buddy (yes we both sleepwalk!) We share a love for all different cultures, all different foods, travelling all over the world, meeting new friends, keeping fit, all things beachy, our Creator + of course photography! A current pic of us here on the left + on our wedding day 20 years ago below 🙂 (photo credit my sister – film) … and yes if you are doing the math we were married at the age of 5 ;) LOL

“Dream Bella” was inspired by …

my constant dream of doing what I love and seeing beauty in everyone and everything I see. (“Bella” means beautiful in Italian). I feel so excited and privileged to be able to combine my love for photography, art and nature with my love for people. Every individual, couple and family I have photographed, have been so beautiful and unique to me that it has provided me with a constant source of creative inspiration that makes photography my dream job!!!  If there is anything else you would like to know, please don’t hesitate to ask, I’m an open book!

When it comes to WEDDINGS …

we became hooked after the first one we photographed together. The exhilaration, the people, the emotion, the love, the happiness, the fun/laughter, the quirky characters, the dancing, the beautiful details + the romance – a perfect canvas for our creative juices to paint free! We want to capture everything from the big moments through to the glorious details + intimate nanoseconds, with unique, natural, warm, real, romantic + stunning imagery that you will LOVE!

Over the past 7 years …

we feel extremely spoilt to have met + photographed some of the coolest, most beautiful + genuine people possible + for that we are forever grateful! Our love for travel + language has now led us to the stunning Riviera Maya, Mexico where we are excited to be photographing people from all around the world in stunning locations like Playa Del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel + beyond!  With locations like San Miguel Guana Juato + Chiapas on our bucket list. If you are fortunate enough to be tying the knot in any of these incredible locations or simply want some amazing lifestyle portraits captured amongst all that awesomeness please get in touch.



We’d love to hear your story!

Allix + Tyler Wedding Testimonial

May 27th, 2023|Comments Off on Allix + Tyler Wedding Testimonial

5***** "If you’re on the fence about hiring Dream Bella Photography, hire them immediately! Amanda and Michael were the most wonderful photography team I have ever worked with. From start to finish they [...]

Samantha + William Engagement Testimonial

May 27th, 2023|Comments Off on Samantha + William Engagement Testimonial

5***** "The minute we met Amanda from Dream Bella Photography we were having so much FUN--and that energy shines through our engagement photos! Having never done a professional photoshoot as adults, we weren't [...]

Telia + Dean Wedding Testimonial

May 27th, 2023|Comments Off on Telia + Dean Wedding Testimonial

5***** “All I can say is WOW! I can’t stop looking at these pictures! These are more amazing than I could have hoped for!! My only regret of this wedding was not having [...]

Andrea + Sebastian Wedding Testimonial

May 25th, 2023|Comments Off on Andrea + Sebastian Wedding Testimonial

5***** “Amanda and her husband were the best people I could have asked for to capture our special day. They went above and beyond to make everything perfect and made us feel so [...]

Angelia + Matt Wedding Testimonial

May 25th, 2023|Comments Off on Angelia + Matt Wedding Testimonial

5***** "If I could give Amanda and her husband Michael from Dream Bella Photography 10+/5 stars I would. Amanda is beyond incredible. Immediately after our virtual meet-and-greet my husband and I knew that [...]

Kelsey and Brian Wedding Testimonial

May 9th, 2023|Comments Off on Kelsey and Brian Wedding Testimonial

5***** “I am so happy I chose Dream Bella Photography, photography was really important to my husband and I for our wedding and they did not disappoint. Amanda and Mike were so warm [...]