A New Horizon Photography is a wedding photography and portrait photography company in St. Pete Beach and surrounding Florida areas.

Ava Schaffner is not only the owner but the lead photographer who opened the company in 2007 in Palm Harbor, FL.  She has a background and long history in photography extending back to the 1980’s, specifically dedicated to people photography.  She is well known in the photography industry for delivering some of the best wedding photos and creating an enjoyable experience for all concerned.

When her clients hire her they know they are getting a top notch wedding photographer in St. Pete Beach: a photography studio that is professional, one that creates a stress-free environment - at an affordable price.

When Ava relocated to Florida in 2005, she turned her efforts to wedding photography as she found it in high demand.  Ava quickly realized that nothing could bring more joy than capturing that “once-in-a-lifetime event”.   The opportunity to photograph weddings quickly became her passion. 

Now here they are -- in they're 10th year of delighting wedding couples (and more)! 

Together with business partner, Robin Macias, they form your photography team. They enjoy the hunt for the right clients, clients who share the same interests, values and style. (Their personalities are optimistic, fun-loving & cheerful with complete dedication to creating amazing results.) They welcome your inquiries with open arms.

A New Horizon Photography style is photojournalistic, story-telling, candid and natural.  They believe collaboration is very important.  They want to learn about your visions for your wedding, the poses you love, everything.

The packages begin at $1,200 and move up to $3,500 depending on your needs.

Every package includes:

  • Ava and Robin as the photographers, ensuring they capture everything just right 
  • 4 - 7 hours photographic coverage on the wedding day
  • Engagement Session, at the location of your choosing with
  • 5 images of your selection, with basic digital edits in downloadable format
  • 11 x 14 professional print of your choosing
  • All wedding images receive basic digital edits & are presented on DVD or a downloadable format
  • Image Print Rights

Higher Priced Packages include:

  • Large Italian-made Graphi Wedding Storybook 9.5” x 13”
  • 2 Parent Books 6” x 9” (duplicates of the large storybook )
  • additional extras


We look forward to hearing from you!  ~ Ava & Robin