ABOUT US

MORE THAN JUST PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mateo & Company is more than just a team of badass New Orleans wedding photographers. With the pleasure of capturing hundreds of weddings, we have mastered how to truly tell a couple’s story through the lens. By genuinely getting to know you and your style, our team is able to capture authentic moments that you’ll adore for a lifetime. Our clients consider us not only their storytellers, their friends, but an added resource to help them stay carefree on their wedding day. Think of us as your personal wedding consultants. We see the big picture and handle the details. This is your day. We want to capture it the way you see it and provide you a luxury experience.

Although we are an invaluable resource on your wedding day, and a consultant in things regarding weddings, logistics, minor details, that affect photography as a whole, we are certainly not your planner or coordinator. We strongly encourage that you reach out to some of the planners that we work with and see what they can bring to the table for you. Your wedding is a lot of pieces to a puzzle and it helps when that planner is the glue for you.

Our owner & lead photographer, Matt Diaz, is a local community leader in the industry. He serves on the board, as a Board of Director for Membership with NACE (National Association of Catering & Events) New Orleans Chapter. Recently, he saw a need for more community involvement in the industry and started putting on elaborate, yet extremely fun, events for the wedding & event industry, as well as local leaders and community influencers. This has really helped bring everyone together in a really fun and inclusive fashion. These events are now starting to benefit charities as well.

Mateo & Company has also been voted The Knot’s Best of Weddings 4 years in a row now and is now in the Hall of Fame.

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Mateo & Company also specializes in working with corporate clients & small businesses for branding, events, press release purposes, etc.

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Check out our Owner & Lead Photographer (Matt Diaz) on Bravo TV Southern Charm photographing Reagan & Reece’s wedding. Feature on People Magazine as well.

MORE ABOUT MATEO & CO.

Mateo & Co, formerly Diaz Nola Photography, is a team of passion-driven, creative spirits who thrive on capturing real moments that speak to who you are as a couple, a business professional, a model, or corporate client. I, Matt Diaz, believe that going forward, Diaz Nola Photography needed a name change to truly reflect the growth of our team and express what photography means to me personally.

My grandmother was from El Salvador. This strong, loving woman had so much impact on my life. I was always her “Mateito” (little Matthew) and she knew how to make me feel like I was the most important person in the world to her. She taught me to believe I could accomplish anything that I was passionate about. She passed away on October 3, 2009, but I know she is always with me, pushing me to dream grander dreams.

I wouldn’t be here without the love and support from my Abuela, Cody, or my Rockstar team.

We chose Mateo as a way to always have my grandmother by my side and the ‘& co.’ to represent Cody and our team. Cody is my love, life partner, and an essential part of Mateo & Co. From assisting on shoots to sharing his creative ideas, Cody is our secret weapon.  All of our couples absolutely adore him. And lastly, our team. Each person at Mateo & Co is more than just talented or highly skilled professionals. They are fun, authentic people who earnestly love what we do.

Together we are Mateo & Co.

Matt Diaz

Owner & Principal Photographer

Matt is the owner and principal photographer of Mateo & Company. Photography and events are two things Matt has loved since he was a kid. In 2008, he started focusing on his craft and began shooting professionally. He has been shooting weddings since 2012 and just loves everything about it. He is also very passionate about the community and loves to host events for charity, as well as for the wedding & event industry. He has three loves: photography, his life partner Cody, and their obnoxious, spoiled pups – Dexter & Lucy.

Cody Lee

Creative Executive Assistant & Assistant Photographer

In 2016, Cody took over as Matt’s Executive Creative Assistant. Cody brings that extra rare element to Mateo & Co by having a keen sense of detail and design. Cody knows all things aesthetically pleasing. Because Cody is attentive towards our couples and the little details that make a moment perfect, Matt and the team can focus on the composition, framing, architecture, lighting and overall vibe. He may make Matt redesign an entire room during a portrait session, but he makes sure we get THE shot. He also assists in photography when needed, although he is not a dedicated associate photographer.

Casey Cazeaux

Associate Photographer

Casey is our associate photographer and has been with the team since 2018. He has an amazing eye, years of experience, and a passion for what he does. The Mateo & Company brand and overall experience is so important to us and we just love that Casey has been the perfect fit for our clients. People love his personality, keen sense of detail, and ninja skills in getting “THE SHOT.” In his off time, you can usually find him backpacking in the mountains and spending quality time with his family and friends

Alisha Rounds

Office Administrator & Creative Assistant

Alisha our office admin, as well as creative assistant on events/weddings. She has an eye for creativity and detail and loves being a part of the hustle and bustle.

Caroline StPaul

Marketing Assistant

Caroline handles our social media marketing as well as some other internal marketing efforts. Caroline appreciates the little things in life and sees the beauty in all things. She enjoys exploring New Orleans and taking photos, as well as being with her friends.

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