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!

Nikki Sharps Wedding Testimonial

August 25th, 2023|Comments Off on Nikki Sharps Wedding Testimonial

5***** “I cannot recommend Dream Bella Photography enough! I've worked with them for multiple shoots, including content for social media, photos with my fiancé, and love them so much we flew them out [...]

Brigittes Maternityshoot Testimonial

August 25th, 2023|Comments Off on Brigittes Maternityshoot Testimonial

5***** "Our experience with Amanda was top-notch from beginning to end. We wanted to do maternity photos while we were on our babymoon in Mexico, but I am VERY particular about what I [...]

Brittany Bowyer Wedding Testimonial

August 24th, 2023|Comments Off on Brittany Bowyer Wedding Testimonial

5***** “Hyatt Ziva Cancun the 7th of May 2023. A day I will never forget thanks to Dream Bella Photography. They captured the most beautiful photos filled with love and emotion. They were [...]

Kathryn Hocking Testimonial

August 20th, 2023|Comments Off on Kathryn Hocking Testimonial

5***** “I’d like to take a moment to shout out the divine Dream Bella Photography who took gorgeous photos of our retreat in Tulum last week. I was surprised to realise that she [...]

Rosie Buchanan Testimonial

August 18th, 2023|Comments Off on Rosie Buchanan Testimonial

5***** “This is your sign to book a photo shoot. ​​​​​Don't wait until you're at your "ideal weight" or have done abc or xyz. If you want to ignite your confidence and be [...]

Nicole & Dr Bahaa Wedding Testimonial

June 19th, 2023|Comments Off on Nicole & Dr Bahaa Wedding Testimonial

5***** “Working with Amanda & Michael for our destination wedding was wonderful! They captured our big day 6/10/23 in Cancun and I’m so thankful to have found Dream Bella to do so!! Amanda [...]