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!

Enrique + Lorena

October 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Enrique + Lorena

5***** "I have had the privilege to meet and work with several photographers in the area and I must say that Dream Bella Photography is by far the best option and service we [...]

The Duran Family

August 27th, 2021|Comments Off on The Duran Family

5***** "Amanda and Mike took amazing family photos for us.  It was (my husband, son and my) first time taking family photos.  We wanted to capture our love for each other and wanted [...]

Caroline + Family

July 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Caroline + Family

5***** "Amanda is absolutely brilliant, kind and an incredibly talented photographer!  I knew I wanted to take family photos during our trip to Cancun and from the pics Amanda has on her Instagram [...]

Reagan + Blake

June 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Reagan + Blake

5***** "Our entire experience with Dream Bella was wonderful from start to finish to months later. You made us feel comfortable and fun, you took tons of photos and made constant suggestions to [...]

Israel + Angela

June 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Israel + Angela

5***** "My wife and I had been in search of a great photographer for our maternity photoshoot. We picked Rivera Maya as our destination. My wife is extremely photogenic. Me, not so much. [...]

Martinez Family

June 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Martinez Family

5***** "Ya vimos todas las fotos, de verdad estoy muy emocionada porque salieron tan preciosas muchas muchas gracias! Que bonito! Tu trabajo nos encanto, la verdad como que nos quedemos sin palabras, me [...]