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!

Vanessa Godoy Family Testimonial

June 15th, 2024|Comments Off on Vanessa Godoy Family Testimonial

5***** “From beginning to end, simply an amazing experience! Words fall short! We loved Amanda so so much and look forward to another session with her in the future! When I found her [...]

Juliettes Maternity Photography Testimonial

June 15th, 2024|Comments Off on Juliettes Maternity Photography Testimonial

5***** "Wow, wow, WOW! First off, we did not expect to receive back so many photos from the maternity shoot, thank you so much!! The photos are truly breathtaking. I LOVE that you [...]

Erin Johnston Wedding Testimonial

June 9th, 2024|Comments Off on Erin Johnston Wedding Testimonial

5***** “When I found Dream Bella Photography on Instagram, I knew right away that their photography style was a perfect match for our destination wedding in Cancun. From the day we booked them, [...]

Gunner Goldie Wedding Testimonial

June 1st, 2024|Comments Off on Gunner Goldie Wedding Testimonial

5***** “We were incredibly fortunate to have Amanda and Michael as our photographers. They made our wedding day feel truly special, and the photos they captured exceeded all our expectations. Amanda and Michael's [...]

Arianne + Garrett Wedding Testimonial

April 21st, 2024|Comments Off on Arianne + Garrett Wedding Testimonial

5***** “Amanda and Michael were absolutely amazing! Within minutes of meeting them, it felt like we'd known them for years which helped us feel so comfortable leading up to our wedding day. They [...]

Olivia + Cezars Wedding Testimonial

March 4th, 2024|Comments Off on Olivia + Cezars Wedding Testimonial

5***** Olivia P "Words cannot describe how my husband and I feel about getting our wedding photos back! Amanda and Michael were A DREAM to work with. I cannot think of a better professional, [...]