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.
Let’s grab cocktails/coffee soon or set up a call and see if we vibe!
Mateo & Company also specializes in working with corporate clients & small businesses for branding, events, press release purposes, etc.
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.
Owner & Lead Photographer
I’ve been drawn to photography since I was eight years old. In 2008, I started focusing on my craft and began shooting professionally. Four years later, I shot my first wedding and found my passion. I started this company with one thing in mind, capturing sincere, authentic photos that couples would cherish for a life time. I enjoy telling a story through photographs and candidly capturing the spirit of a party. I have three loves: photography, my life partner Cody, and our obnoxious, spoiled pups – Dexter & Lucy.
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.
A Kenner local, Brittani is our bubbly right-hand girl who helps direct the show and make sure everyone’s in place. She swoops in with the finishing touches and fashions the perfect setting for a flawless photo.
Kayla Theriot is our marketing and business strategist. From social media content to taking our brand to a higher level, this woman slays. You can usually find her networking, in a brainstorming sesh, or in her happy place enjoying a nice glass of cab.
Morgan is our studio manager. She makes sure our behind the scenes work flows perfectly. When she isn’t helping Matt with a wedding or writing blogs she can be found traveling or staying in and reading a good book.