Single mum and photographer Charly Fahlstrom recently moved to Peregian Beach and has had all her camera gear stolen.
Single mum and photographer Charly Fahlstrom recently moved to Peregian Beach and has had all her camera gear stolen.

Single mum’s horrid first day on the Coast

Single mum and photographer Charly Fahlstrom has endured a horrid welcome to the Coast after photography equipment worth thousands of dollars was stolen from the back of her car on her arrival.

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The established photographer recently moved to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne to start a new life for herself and her two young children.

After completing a two-week lockdown in Bribie Island, Ms Fahlstrom and her two young children set off for their new exciting life in Peregian Springs.

Single mum and photographer Charly Fahlstrom, pictured with kids Tyger and Sahara recently moved to Peregian Beach and has had all her camera gear stolen.
Single mum and photographer Charly Fahlstrom, pictured with kids Tyger and Sahara recently moved to Peregian Beach and has had all her camera gear stolen.

But after only one day in her new home town, Ms Fahlstrom was left wondering if she had made the right decision moving to the coastal town.

She said thieves entered her car and stole photography equipment while she was getting her toddler out of the car and into the house.

“The police said they’ll look around Cash Converters and stuff,” she said.

“But I have this weird feeling it’ll just show up.”

Before moving to Queensland, Ms Fahlstrom accessed her super to assist with another business venture.

Sadly, that money will now be used to replace the stolen photography equipment.

Not one to stay down, the resilient photographer purchased her new gear and has already started taking clients in her business, Mondae Studio.

“Everything happens for a reason,” she said.

“The shots from the new camera came out really well, so I might end up getting more work because of that.”

Despite the unfortunate start to her new life, Peregian Springs’ newest residents are excited about their new home.

“Why wouldn’t anyone want to live here?” Ms Fahlstrom said.

“I like to surf and skate and get outside.

“I want my kids to enjoy that really nice outdoor lifestyle.”


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