David S. Matthews Jr

David Matthews Jr with his son Caleb Matthews

Every photographer has a story of how they got started in photography. Mine is simple: the birth of my son. Becoming a father for the first time was a life-changing experience and like all parents, I wanted to capture every growing moment of my little man’s life. I soon discovered that photography was a great way to express my creative side. I had no idea how to use a DSLR camera when I first got one but with practice and intense studying, I quickly learned the basics. I am still a student and will always be a student of the art of photography. I am always looking for ways to be creative and beautiful images to capture.

I currently run a small computer repair business On The Spot Computer Repairs. Over the years, the business has been successful as it continues to grow and prosper. Running this business keeps me busy and working around the clock. However, everyone needs balance in life – it can’t be work all the time! For me, photography provides that balance and gives me an escape: the opportunity to indulge in something I’m really passionate about. I look forward to traveling around the US to experience new cities and capture them in my own unique way. My ultimate goal is to travel the world, photographing as many countries as possible!

What Is Camayah?

I wanted a name that stood apart from the rest and had special meaning behind it. The main reason why I got into photography (like many photographers) was the birth of my firstborn, my son Caleb. I wanted a name that reflected my love for my children as well as photography. I always knew that when I had a daughter, her name would be Mya after my grandfather’s mother. Two years after Caleb was born, Mya joined our family. I thought incorporating both their names would be a perfect name for the photography business. I started trying out different name combinations and came up with Camya. The spelling wasn’t as catching as I envisioned it but with a little tweaking, Camayah came to life.

Fun fact about Camayah: The original spelling is Kamaya. Its origin is Hawaiian and it means “the one and only”. People with the name Kamaya are said to have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves. They also yearn to always have beauty around them. How perfect is that?

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