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!

Niko + Kims Testimonial

January 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on Niko + Kims Testimonial

5***** “Our wedding photos are so amazing!!! You guys killed it!!! WE LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!! ❤❤ You guys were amazing and SO fun to work with. You made the photo process so [...]

Ciarra + Tom Testimonial

September 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Ciarra + Tom Testimonial

5***** “Amanda was a JOY to work with! She made the shoot fun and such a breeze. We were traveling and navigating a lot of unknown territory by doing photos in Mexico, but she [...]

Natasha + Austin Testimonial

September 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Natasha + Austin Testimonial

5***** “Amanda took my wedding photos at Hyatt Ziva Cancun on July 29th, 2022. Wow is all i can really say!! I am seriously still in awe with the photos that she took! She [...]

Caitlin + Kegan Testimonial

July 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Caitlin + Kegan Testimonial

5***** “Amanda and Mike were so amazing to work with! We ended up with some rain and lots of wind, but Amanda worked her magic and our pictures are beautiful! She got our [...]

Esperanza + Michael Testimonial

July 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Esperanza + Michael Testimonial

5***** "Look NO further for a photographer in the Playa del Carmen area. Amanda & Mike are the absolute best. It was raining an hour before my photoshoot, we couldn't get into the [...]

Allie + James Testimonial

June 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Allie + James Testimonial

5***** “Our session was amazing and Amanda is so sweet. Super fun and loved how personable she was. She also gave us some great food recommendations :) our photos were received quickly and loved [...]