Hilary Walsh was born in San Francisco and raised in Philadelphia. After attending business school in New York, she followed her interest in photography and worked as a photo assistant in several cities, including Paris and London, before launching her own career. Walsh is most noted for her fashion editorials and celebrity portraiture, which are characterized by her knowledge and use of natural light. Hilary is a Partner at the clothing brand Dôen, but continues her freelance career as a photographer with images appearing in publications such as Vogue, Elle, GQ, Interview, Double, Casa Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair and V. Her advertising clients have included Dôen, The Gap, Velvet, Joie, American Eagle, Current Elliott, DKNY, J. Crew, Vans, Equipment, G Star and the City of New York.
Currently, Hilary resides in Los Angeles with her husband Emmett Malloy and her two sons, Henry and Gus.