Lilia Yotova is the founder and president of the Association of Professional Photographers since it was founded in 2016. She is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, of the international group Woman in photography and a lecturer in photojournalism at "Art College". Lilia is a Doctoral student at UNSS, Department of "Intellectual Property,” certified by the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as by the Summer School on Intellectual Property at the UNSS in Bulgaria.
She has been a professional photographer since 2005, starting her career in the leading photography agency Bulfoto. In the period 2006-2016, she worked as a photographer in one of the largest media groups in Bulgaria, where she did projects for the magazines Story, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, National Geographic, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic Kids, Blyasak, Journal for Women, Culinary Journal, Health Journal, My Child, etc. Lilia has over 200 magazine covers in her portfolio.
In 2015, she participated in the exhibition "7 authors for love". She also had two solo exhibitions - Photo Fiesta exhibition and "Venice - all the faces of love". In 2017, she took part in the exhibition "Ancient traditions and customs from Bulgaria" in Moscow. In 2018 the same exhibition was exhibited in Kazan - the capital of Tatarstan, then in Rome and Budapest, and in 2021 – in Ufa.
Lilia is a photography mentor in the "Duke of Edinburgh Award for Bulgaria" project and member of the jury of many prestigious Bulgarian and international photography competitions - VIPA 2016, FEP Awards 2021 and FEP Awards 2022, etc.
She has worked in various UNICEF projects and campaigns. In 2010, she documented Angela Merkel's visit to Bulgaria for the German Chamber, and a year later (2011) she photographed President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Bulgaria for the Brazilian government.
Since July 2018, she has been certified as a European Photographer by the Federation of European Professional Photographers.