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Freedom Is Her Name

Freedom Is Her Name

"This photo reflects the love, freedom, peace, and completion I received in Christ..."He whom the Son sets free is free indeed!" -John 8:36 Thank you Jesus for making ALL things NEW in my Life! If He did it for me-he can surely do it for you! (2 Corinthians 5:17)."

Daddy & I

Daddy & I

My First Piano Lesson with Daddy :)

Music on My Mind...

Music on My Mind...

My Favorite Place in the House: Playing by Ear :)

Luv my Gramps!!!

Luv my Gramps!!!

Me with Pops (the Late-Great Elvin Shepherd)

With the Legends...

With the Legends...

Me with Pops (Elvin Shepherd) during one of his many great performances at M&T Plaza Event Series Performances, my dad-music man-Walter Hamilton Jr. and singing sisters Monica & Terri

My Other Music Inspiration...

My Other Music Inspiration...

Me with Monica at Pops M&T Plaza Event Series Performances 89'

Dancing Gal!!!

Dancing Gal!!!

Center Stage: 1st Recital

These Boots Were Made for Walking

These Boots Were Made for Walking

Center Stage: 2nd Recital (just after recovering from Chicken Pocks :P)

Music Makes Me Happy!

Music Makes Me Happy!

I LOVE MUSIC!!!

The Sword of the Spirit

The Sword of the Spirit

"One of my high school senior photos when I was growing in my faith...God did a whole transformation in my life at this time and I made it a goal to spread the love and faith of Christ to everyone I knew, even though at this time I was facing some of my biggest challenges, God was still in control and helped me through..."

BAVPA Black History Month Program

BAVPA Black History Month Program

"My first major solo performance at my high school, Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, performing "Visions," by Stevie Wonder. This was the beginning of many performances to come and gave me the confidence to sing and explore my musical gifts more fluently. It was later that I would discover that this gift I wanted to use solely to honor God with and was the beginning of more events and opportunities to come."

Excellence Hair Design Fashion Show

Excellence Hair Design Fashion Show

"My first fashion/hair show. I was given an opportunity to participate in this show in promotion to the new hair salon that was up and coming a the time. It was one of many fashion shows I did around Buffalo and I loved every minute of it."

WIVB Channel 4

WIVB Channel 4

"As I approached college, I began exploring different career opportunities. As I continued to involve myself in the arts I was given an opportunity through my Uncle Brian and Uncle Johnny to intern and gain experience in the Communications field at WIVB Channel 4 News. Aside from co-hosting my high school's "Good Morning Show," This was my first official demo at an official news station that opened up doors for more to come."

WIVB Channel 4 News

WIVB Channel 4 News

"This was my second practice demo with WIVB Channel 4 News. During this time I interned under one of my mentors, and favorite reporter's, the smart, talented, and beautiful, Barbara Pinson, who at the time taught me the fundamentals of reporting and who encouraged me along the way. It was people like her who God placed in my path that made a huge difference in my life and career, who gave me the confidence and motivation I needed to keep going."

Channel 7 News Intern

Channel 7 News Intern

This was my badge from back in the day when I was a Channel 7 News Intern. I began interning there while in school and helped to host an entertainment show called "Late Night Noise," that was broadcast in the Buffalo and Toronto areas. This opportunity opened up several other doors to come.

Late Night Noise-WKBW Channel 7 New

Late Night Noise-WKBW Channel 7 New

"After interning at WIVB Channel 4 News, A door opened up for me through my Uncle Johnny and my friend and mentor Mike Q., who blessed me with a opportunity to host an entertainment show that was broadcast in and around Western New York and Toronto. I remember going through a tough time with my family, dealing wih financial hardships and brokeness, yet at this time, I still remained committed to doing my very best in spite of. I was not where I needed to be spiritually, but God still kept me.

Barron's Bargains

Barron's Bargains

Flyer I created for the cousin I love so much!!!

"This was one of many shows I performed at-which I helped co-host, sing for, and modeled in. It was a wondeful atmosphere and it was great working with so many nice, wonderful, and talented people."

LNN Show

LNN Show

Performance I did on spinning stage, along with a runway show.

Artefak Magazine

Artefak Magazine

First Publication I was featured in as a model. It was a great experience!

Artefak Magazine

Artefak Magazine

First Publication I was featured in as a model. It was a great experience!

Artefak Magazine

Artefak Magazine

First Publication I was featured in as a model. It was a great experience!

Artefak Magazine

Artefak Magazine

Casing for photoshoot I did.

Miss Buffalo Pageant

Miss Buffalo Pageant

"The first pageant I competed in which I was a finalist. It was a great experience and I met so many beautiful, wonderful, and talented women who had a desire to succeed and give back to the world." This picture is from a promotion we did on Channel 2 News.

Miss Buffalo Pageant

Miss Buffalo Pageant

Manual we were given to assist us in preparation for the Miss Buffalo pageant.

Miss Buffalo Pageant

Miss Buffalo Pageant

My general contestant photos for the Miss Buffalo Pageant in which I was a finalist.

Miss Buffalo Pageant

Miss Buffalo Pageant

Certificate of Achievement Award I was given as a contestant.

Miss Greater Erie County Pageant

Miss Greater Erie County Pageant

Program from Miss Greater Erie County Pageant in which I was a contestant. This was the second pageant I competed in locally within the same year as first.

Miss Greater Erie County Pageant

Miss Greater Erie County Pageant

Headshot from Miss Greater Erie County Pageant in which I was a contestant.

Christina Elise Compilation CD

Christina Elise Compilation CD

"My very first CD demo which included 3 songs (some newer editions+2 bonus tracks). I created the CD cover art and logo myself utilizing photos from a photo shoot I had done around the same time. CD gained much airplay and was a hit in TX where I moved shortly thereafter. Realized later that I wanted to give it all back to Jesus in the end."

CE Yellow Bird Album Cover

CE Yellow Bird Album Cover

"This was a potental album cover for my my self-titled debut album, "Christina Elise." Mostly all the graphics for my albums and promo art I created myself; This was the one of the cover's that others created for me that I liked just as much. I took the photos at my first trip and professional photoshoot in NYC, which I went to by myself-it was quite the experience, but a good one at that."

Real Men Cook Interview

Real Men Cook Interview

Interview I did after performance for Real Men Cook for the SB show in TX.

Cowgirl

Cowgirl

"The thing I love about this picture is that it reflects freedom, youthfulness, and joy! Yet though I had a smile on my face, during this time I was facing a lot of challenges and going through wilderness experience-living miles away from my family in search of myself, God brought in the Son-shine!"

Lovers Rhyme

Lovers Rhyme

"Album cover for single I wrote and co-produced in TX. Photo was taken by a NY photographer who was from Russia, who at the time was working in TX. She was one of the first female photographer's I had and was great to work with."

CE Compilation: Special Edition

CE Compilation: Special Edition

"Another album I created that included my initial demo tracks and bonus tracks including "Lovers Rhyme," and a capella version of Ghetto. This album sold a lot of copies, espiecially in TX and promoted in different outlets in and around TX and throughout the country. Though my time in TX was a struggle...I was given a lot of support while there."

Take it to the Runway

Take it to the Runway

Modeling and Talent Event I was featured in in Dallas, TX! Super fun and people I worked with were wonderful!

Houston 411 Magazine Launch Event

Houston 411 Magazine Launch Event

My very first time traveling to Houston, TX. Booked for a performance, I remember traveling there by myself (as many of my trips were) and loving every minute of it. One of the most memorable experiences I had while living in TX. Though where I lived at the time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I had a particular attraction to Houston and the people there-Good times!

UTA Studio

UTA Studio

Me in "recording/production mode" about to do work on some new music back in TX while at school. Loved being in the studio-as that is where so much creativity is brought to life. One of the things I loved about being a Communications student, was the access to a variety of equipment I had to produce music and media projects right at my fingertips..."

Voices of Poetry Calendar

Voices of Poetry Calendar

Calendar out of TX I was featured in for December.

Strumming from the Heart

Strumming from the Heart

"One of the nicest gifts anyone ever gave to me...one of my friends and fellow musician's, who worked with my talented Uncle Brian. Fred, gave me one of his guitars that I may begin to take up guitar again and play what was in my heart. After this I began to teach myself how to play (as the last time I played was when I was nine). Something about the guitar and piano always drew me in and I hope to incorporate more of these instruments in my future music projects and worship."

Evangelist Pauline Muscato Ministry Flyer

Evangelist Pauline Muscato Ministry Flyer

Ministry flyer I created for a wonderful and anointed woman of God!

What Can You Do In 8 Weeks?

What Can You Do In 8 Weeks?

Regent Commercial Christina Elise was featured in.

Ghana!!!

Ghana!!!

Flag logo I used for my Missions Trip to Ghana. What wonderful people I met there and it was truly a blessing ministering to them and the beautiful children there!