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!


January 14th, 2021|Comments Off on NIKKI SHARP

5*****  "As a model and content creator / influencer, I've shot with photographers ALL OVER THE WORLD and I can say SHOOTING WITH AMANDA AND MIKE has to be MY FAVOURITE EXPERIENCE. We've [...]

Ebony + Clay

July 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Ebony + Clay

"Amanda and Michael from Dream Bella were an ABSOLUTE DREAM! They made us feel so AT EASE and helped us work in the shots and style we had hoped for. They were so [...]

Shae & Tanner

October 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Shae & Tanner

"SERIOUS PHOTO CREDIT to Amanda & Mike at Dream Bella Photography for taking such AMAZING photos!!! These photos show GENUINE EMOTIONS and VERY REAL "US" MOMENTS. IT'S AMAZING WHAT SEEING YOUR LOVE TRANSLATED INTO [...]

Mel & Kurt

September 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Mel & Kurt

"From the moment we met Mike & Amanda they made the process leading up to our wedding SEAMLESS and were so SUPPORTIVE with ideas, suggestions and recommendations. Not only were our PHOTOS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING [...]

Brooke & Levi

May 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Brooke & Levi

"We are SO IN-LOVE WITH OUR WEDDING PICS ❤️ Thank you, thank you, thank you again! All our friends/ family have been OBSESSING over our wedding photos so much! My sister in law was [...]

Lauren & Ryan

May 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Lauren & Ryan

“Amanda & Mike – Oh my gosh, I CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW AMAZINGLY HAPPY WE ARE WITH ALL OUR PHOTOS, they are all so beautiful!!!!!! We cannot thank you enough for absolutely everything!!! Despite [...]