ABOUT US

MORE THAN JUST PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mateo & Co is more than just a team of badass luxury wedding & event photographers. Mateo & Co is a luxury brand, specializing predominantly in wedding & event photography. Our team also offers a variety of other services, which you can read more about below. Something that Mateo always likes to say, “There’s two things in the wedding industry you cannot buy- TENURE & CLASS.” With the pleasure of capturing hundreds of weddings, from $20k budgets to $400k budgets, we have mastered how to truly tell a couple’s story through the lens, make sure they look their absolute best, and showcase the design and look of that wedding in the most exquisite way possible.

By genuinely getting to know our couple’s style and personality, our team is able to capture them authentically, for who they are, and provide 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. Luxury is all about the overall experience you have with us.

We know how much time you have put into choosing that fabulous, custom dress, how long you have been dreaming of a floral garden reception, and all the other details, and we do not take that investment in us lightly.

Although we are certainly an invaluable resource on your wedding day, and a consultant in many ways (from vendors to production logistics), we are not your wedding coordinator/planner and we certainly recommend acquiring one. We can help connect you with one as well.

Mateo & Co is also just a flight away from anywhere and are considered destination wedding photographers. We have collections designed for weddings all over.

Our owner & lead photographer, Matt (‘Mateo’) Diaz, is a local community leader in the industry. He serves on the board of NACE (National Association of Catering & Events) New Orleans and has served on many other boards and committees in the city. When Mateo saw a need for more community involvement in the industry, he started putting on elaborate, yet extremely fun, events for the wedding & event industry, as well as local business leaders and community influencers. This has really helped bring everyone together in a fun and inclusive fashion. These events also serve as a charity event for all of us to give back, and a different beneficiary is chosen for each event.

Mateo & Company has been published all over and has also been named ‘The Knot’s Hall of Fame’ for being voted ‘The Knot’s Best of Weddings’ year after year.

Let’s grab cocktails/coffee soon, or set up a call, and see if we vibe!

Some other services Mateo & Co. offer, include- portrait photography (headshots, personal branding, family, etc), studio photography (in our studio), commercial photography, event photography, surprise proposal planning + design, community/social event planning (limited to select events/clients), and studio rental.

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Check out our Owner & Lead Photographer (Matt Diaz) on Bravo TV Southern Charm New Orleans photographing Reagan & Reece’s wedding. Featured in 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, my family, or my rockstar team.

We chose Mateo as a way to always have my grandmother by my side and the ‘& co.’ to represent our team. Our team is an essential part of Mateo & Co. We have a ‘Creative Coordinator’ on each wedding, in charge of assisting, helping bring our creative direction to fruition, managing our itinerary, and most importantly- making sure our couple looks amazing. They are our secret weapons. All of our couples absolutely 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. Matt is all about having a goodtime in life and believes your wedding should be all about having a good time as well. “Fabulous & Fun” is his motto.

Cody Lee

Creative Executive Coordinator & 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.

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