I have had to recently modify my spousal, relative and friend policy after 10 years due to misunderstandings.
1.) Effective immediately, only paying workshop participants are allowed in Orientation and Class Meetings.
2.) Only paying workshop participants are allowed on location shoots. Part of what I sell when you sign-up for a workshop is my time and effort put into scouting locations and getting you there at the optimum time.
3.) A spouse, family member or friend will be allowed into the workshop only if the following conditions are met:
a.) I have a spot for them and my Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permit allows them to join us.
b.) They pay half value of the workshop and room with spouse, family member or friend. All my rooms are double-occupancy. If there is an extra room charge, participant agrees to pay any additional charges. I cannot guarantee workshop room rate if a last minute room needs to be added.
c.) No photography is allowed. This just allows participant to come along with the group and keeps me legal with permits and insurances.